Revaluation of business rates
The Valuation Office Agency regularly updates the rateable values of all business and other non-domestic properties (properties that are not just private homes) in England and Wales.
Rateable values are the amount of rent a property could have been let for on a set valuation date. For the 2023 valuation, that date was 1 April 2021.
The Council use the rateable values set by the Valuation Office Agency (VOA) to calculate business rates bills.
Revaluations are carried out to reflect changes in the property market, which means that business rates bills are based on more up-to-date information.
The next revaluation will come into effect on 1 April 2023.
Contacting the Valuation Office Agency (VOA)
The Council are responsible for anything to do with your business rates bill. The VOA is responsible for the valuation of your property. You will therefore need to contact the VOA for all queries about your rateable value.
Finding your rateable value
You can see the future rateable value for your property and get an estimate of what your business rates bill may be. You can do this through the VOA's Find a Business Rates Valuation Service on GOV.UK.
Your property details need changing
To tell the VOA about changes to your property details, such as floor area sizes and parking, you need a business rates valuation account. The VOA may accept your changes and update the current and future valuations.
You think your rateable value is too high
From 1 April 2023, you will need to use a business rates valuation account to tell the VOA you think your rateable value is too high.
Sign in or register for a business rates valuation account ready for 1 April 2023.
How COVID-19 affected future rateable values
The VOA bases most rateable values on an estimate of what it would cost to rent a property for a year, starting on a certain date.
For the 2023 valuation, that date was 1 April 2021. This was during the pandemic and the rent information the VOA used reflected this.