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Cost of Living

With significant rise in the cost of living we know that some households will be struggling financially, emotionally or because they need practical advice and help. Here is some key information on what support is available and how to access it. As new schemes, advice and support becomes available this page will be kept updated.

Revaluation 2017

Information about the 2017 revaluation of business properties

All rateable values are reassessed at a general revaluation to make sure that bills paid by any one ratepayer reflect changes over time in the value of the property relative to others.

The latest Valuation List for 2017 came into force on 1 April 2017. You can find information about this and your rateable value on the Government's website.

On 1 April 2017 the Valuation Office Agency launched a new system called Check, Challenge and Appeal(CCA). This has been introduced by the Government and is designed to get necessary changes made sooner, without the need for an appeal, saving this route for those more complex cases that need it the most.

Check and challenge gives ratepayers more certainty about the basis of their rateable value by allowing them to initiate a check and confirm or update the details of their property.

Following a check, if you have reason to believe that your valuation is wrong, you will be able to submit a challenge, and provide supporting evidence.