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Changes in valuations

Property values normally change a good deal between each revaluation.

Transitional arrangements help bring in the changes gradually and limits how much a bill may rise following a revaluation.

To help pay for the limits on increases, there also have to be limits on reductions.

Limits continue until the full amount is due.

The scheme applies only to the bill based on a property at the time of the revaluation.

If there are any changes to the property after the revaluation, transitional arrangements will not normally apply to the part of a bill that applies to any increase in rateable value due to those changes.

Contact us for more information or go to the Communities and Local Government website.

Any transitional adjustments will be shown on the front of your bill.

Business Rate bills 2017 to 2018

Frequently asked questions about the revaluation on 1 April 2017

Q1. My rateable value has changed. Will I still get small business rate relief?

A.  Properties up to and including £12,000 rateable value on 1 April 2017 will receive 100% small business rate relief in 2017 to 2018, if that property is the only business premises occupied by the ratepayer in England.

For properties with a rateable value between £12,001 and £14,999, tapered relief will be allowed for eligible ratepayers.

Properties between £15,000 and £50,999 will have their bill calculated using the smaller of the two multipliers ie 0.466 for 2017 to 2018.

Q2. My rateable value has doubled on 1 April 2017. Will my actual bill double as well?

A.  No. Bills can only go up in 2017 to 2018 by a maximum percentage, depending on the new rateable value, set by the Government as follows:

New rateable value Maximum increase in bill

Up to £20,000

5% plus inflation

£20,001 to £100,000

12.5% plus inflation

Over £100,000

42% plus inflation

Q3. My rateable value has substantially reduced on 1 April 2017. Will I benefit in full straightaway?

A.  No. Bills can only fall in 2017 to 2018 by a maximum percentage, depending on the new rateable value, set by the Government as follows:

New rateable value Maximum decrease in bill

Up to £20,000

20% plus inflation

£20,001 to £100,000

10% plus inflation

Over £100,000

4.1% plus inflation