Hi, Im currently operating as a limited company and have 2 properties, one a bakery and 1 a retail shop. I pay rates on both. Im looking to expand into the next town and open a 2nd retail site but the rates payable are £12500 per year due to location. If I open a 2nd company will I benefit from the loophole of small business rates relief on this 2nd retail site, or would the council say they are linked in nature and still payable? I keep getting conflicting advice?