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Business rates rateable values

Every business property that is subject to Business Rates is assigned a rateable value by the Valuation Officer. Although the rateable value is a key factor in the calculation of the Business Rates bill, it is not the Business Rates bill. The total rateable value for Business Rates properties in Eden District for the financial year 2015-2016 is estimated at £53.4 million. Any queries regarding how your rateable value has been worked out should be addressed to the local valuation office at:

  • Contact: Valuation Officer
  • Address: Valuation Office Agency, Stocklund House, Castle Street, Carlisle, Cumbria CA3 8SY
  • Telephone: 03000-505800

Or, alternatively, you can visit the Valuation Office website. This site also gives details of how to make an appeal if you think your rateable value is incorrect.

Business rates rateable value appeals

If you believe the rateable value of your property is not correct, you can ask the Valuation Office to change it. For more information see GOV.UK web page Business rates appeals.

Please note that a disputed rateable value is not a reason for withholding payment of Business Rates. Be very wary if you are approached by anyone who offers to make a proposal to the Valuation Office to reduce your Business Rates in return for payment. If you wish to use such a third party to challenge your rateable value, please ensure they are regulated by one of the following:

  • Member of the Royal Institution of Chartered Surveyors (RICS)
    Telephone: 024 7686 8555
  • Institute of Revenues, Rating and Valuation (IRRV)
    Telephone: 0207 831 3505

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