The rateable value is set by the Valuation Officer, who is an agent of the Inland Revenue. Any enquiries concerning rateable values should be directed to Non-domestic Rates South West, Valuation Office Agency, 4th Floor CityPoint, Temple Gate, Bristol, BS1 6PL. Tel No 03000 501501. A copy of the valuation list is available for public inspection at the Town Hall or via the internet on The Valuation Office's web site at www.voa.gov.uk
The Valuation Office Agency (VOA), an Executive Agency of HMRC, is in the process of updating the rateable values of all business properties. This is known as a revaluation. Rateable values are used by local councils to calculate business rates, and business rates bills will be calculated using the new rateable values from 1 April 2017. Further information leaflet and website: www.gov.uk/voa/revaluation
The amount a business has to pay depends on their Rateable Value and some other factors, such as transition, exemptions and reliefs. For more details please contact The Business Rates section on 023 9254 5470 at the Town Hall.
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2017/18 Small Business Rate Relief Application form
Explanatory Notes can be found here.