The below comes from the VOA – please check that your new rateable value is correct as the window to appeal closes at the end of March 2023.
The 2017 non-domestic rating list is closing. We will be using our Twitter channel (@VOAgovuk) to encourage ratepayers to check the factual information we hold on their property is correct. We will highlight that they have up until midnight 31 March 2023 to submit a Check to ensure they don’t lose out on any reliefs or adjustments to their business rates bill.
We have advised customers to do this as soon as possible in an article on the VOA home page, especially if they have not got an account on the Government Gateway. They will need to create an account and claim their property before they can make a Check. Please feel free to signpost customers to our article and our YouTube video on how to claim a property for business rates.
From 1 April 2023, customers will only be able to make a Check against the 2023 rating list.
As the 2017 rating list will be closed there are only limited circumstances in which further amendments may be made to it. These are:
- Following outstanding Checks submitted prior to 1 April 2023 and any subsequent challenges and appeals
- The VOA can alter the 2017 list up to 31 March 2024.This allows us to clear existing cases/reports and enables you to submit reports that have a retrospective element regarding the 2017 list. If we make any alterations to the 2017 list, we will advise the customer that they have the right to make a Check within 6 months of the date of our alteration.
- A customer has the right to challenge the 2017 list on the grounds of a tribunal or court decision, provided a Check has been made by 30 September 2023.
- After 31 March 2024 the 2017 list may only be altered because of a challenge or appeal.