Appeal against your business rates bill

Rateable values

If you believe that the rateable value for your business is incorrect, then you can appeal against it. Rateable values are set by the Valuation Office Agency, and appeals should be made directly to them. 

Appeal against your rateable value

Rating advisors

You do not have to be represented in discussions about rateable values or your business rates bill. You can make an appeal against a rateable value yourself free of charge. If you do wish to be represented please be aware that the Royal Institution of Chartered Surveyors and the Institute of Revenues Rating and Valuation are qualified and regulated by rules of professional conduct to protect the public. Before employing a rating advisor check that they have the necessary knowledge and expertise as well as the appropriate indemnity insurance. You may be charged for any advice you get from a rating surveyor.

Other issues

Contact us if you have been billed for business rates and you:

  • don't think you should be responsible for paying the bill
  • believe the dates you have been billed for are wrong
  • feel that that you have not been awarded the correct relief of exemption