Business rates revaluation 2023

Business rates revaluation 2023

From 1 April 2023, the Valuation Office Agency (VOA) updated the rateable value of all business properties. This is known as a revaluation.

The VOA periodically reassesses all rateable values in England and Wales, based on their open market rental value on a fixed date. This revaluation is based on rental values on 1 April 2021. Rateable values are used by councils to calculate your business rates bill.

Revaluation is done to maintain fairness in the system by redistributing the total amount payable in business rates, reflecting changes in the property market. Revaluation does not raise extra revenue overall.

The VOA uses a wide range of property information, rental and other evidence to compare values across similar types of properties in order to set the rateable value.

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Last updated on 13 November 2023