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Rural businesses with renewable energy schemes have six months to appeal if they feel unfairly disadvantaged by the recent hike in business rates. The changes, which came into effect on 1 April, caught some energy projects, with rates for some hydro projects rising five-fold, according to Savills director of energy and infrastructure, Nick Green. “It is seven years since the last revaluation when Feed-in Tariffs [Fits] and [Renewable Heat Incentive (RHI)] income was not accounted for, so increases were always likely, […]