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What if My Rates Bill Is Too High?

The RV (rateable value) of a property is assessed by the Valuation Office Agency (VOA) who are an independent Government agency. The RV forms the basis of the calculation of your business rates liability. If you feel that your rates bill is too high, or if you have a valuation matter you wish to discuss, please address it to the VOA.

Instalments detailed on your rates bill must continue to be made on the basis of the existing assessment as it appears in the current rating list, even whilst an appeal is outstanding. Once official notification is received from the VOA of an amendment to the list, any necessary alterations to your account will be made and any appropriate refund issued, with interest for a qualifying overpayment.

Related Pages (2)

  • Business Rate Reliefs

    There are various relief’s available for Business Rate payers and these are described in the following paragraphs

  • Business Rates General

    The page contains details about Business Rates and has useful links to documents and useful links to websites with further information. The page also provides details about getting independent advice in respect of Business Rates.

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