Non-Domestic Rates Revaluation 2017

What is a revaluation?

The Valuation Office Agency (VOA) regularly reassesses and updates the rateable values of all non-domestic properties, usually every five years. This is called a revaluation. This is done to maintain fairness in the system by redistributing the total amount payable in Non-Domestic Rates, reflecting changes in the property market. Revaluation does not raise extra revenue overall.

What is the rateable value?

The rateable value is assessed by the Valuation Office Agency (VOA), which is an agency of HM Revenue and Customs.

A property's rateable value is an assessment of the annual rent the property would attract if it were available to let on the open market at a fixed valuation date:

  • until 31 March 2017, the rateable values were based on a valuation date of 1 April 2008
  • from 1 April 2017, the rateable values are based on a valuation date of 1 April 2015

If you think your rateable value is incorrect, you can find and check your property details.

How can I find out more?

You can find more information on the 2017 Revaluation, rateable values, and Non-Domestic Rates on the Government's website. You can also estimate your Non-Domestic Rates bill, including any small business rate relief the council may apply.

For further information, please contact Revenues:

Last updated on 09/07/2018

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