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Non-domestic Rates Revaluation Appeals Statistics, Scotland 2018-19, Quarter 2

Published: 28 Nov 2018 09:30

An Official Statistics Publication for Scotland.

Scotland's Chief Statistician today published the above statistics on the progress and results of revaluation appeals following the 2010 and 2017 Revaluations, as at 30 September 2018. The figures released today were produced by independent statistical staff free from any political influence, in accordance with professional standards set out in the Code of Practice for Official Statistics.

As at 30 September 2018:

As at 30th September, 2010 revaluation appeals had been resolved for over 99% of properties for which an appeal had been received (66,876 of 67,026).

The original rateable value (RV) of the properties for which 2010 revaluation appeals had been resolved is £4,886m, 98.8% of original RV for all properties for which such appeals were lodged.

As a result of 2010 revaluation appeals, the rateable value of properties for which appeals had been resolved had reduced by £263m, equivalent to approximately £126m reduction in the associated non-domestic rates liability for 2018-19. Larger, more complex cases tend to be the appeals which are resolved latest.

As at 30th September £5,391m RV had been appealed against the 2017 revaluation, relating to 73,867 properties.  Appeals had been resolved for 22,725 (31%) of these properties with a total reduction in RV of £78m.

Ratepayers generally had until 30th September 2017 to lodge an appeal against their 2017 revaluation, although those whose valuation notice was not issued until after 1 April 2017 would have had six months to appeal it after the issue date.

Updates will be provided on the total number and value of appeals lodged against the 2017 revaluation and their progress in subsequent publications.

Background

This statistical publication covers revaluation appeals only. It does not cover material change of circumstances appeals.

The full statistical publication is available at http://www.scotland.gov.uk/Topics/Statistics/Browse/Local-Government-Finance/NDR-Rates-Relief

Further information on Local Government Finance Statistics within Scotland can be accessed at: http://www.scotland.gov.uk/Topics/Statistics/Browse/Local-Government-Finance

Official statistics are produced by professionally independent statistical staff - more information on the standards of official statistics in Scotland can be accessed at: http://www.scotland.gov.uk/Topics/Statistics/About