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About business rateable values

The Valuation Officer assigns every business property subject to Business Rates with a rateable value. The rateable value is a key factor in the calculation of the Business Rates bill. We estimate the total rateable value for Business Rates properties in Eden District for the financial year 2020-2021 at £58.2 million. Address any queries regarding rateable value to the local Valuation Office at:

  • Contact: Valuation Officer
  • Address: Non-Domestic Rates North West, Valuation Office Agency, Redgrave Court, Merton Road, Bootle, Merseyside L20 7HS
  • Telephone: 03000 501501

Find and check your Business Rates valuation on GOV.UK. This site also gives details of how to challenge an appeal if you think your rateable value is incorrect.

Challenge your rateable value on GOV.UK.

Business rates rateable value appeals

See Business Rates revaluation on GOV.UK if you believe the rateable value of your property is not correct. You can ask the Valuation Office to change it.

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

RICS (Royal Institution of Chartered Surveyors)

See 'Is your surveyor qualified?' on the RICS website to find out if your surveyor is a member of RICS.

See contact details on the RICS website for contact centre telephone number and contact details of North West office.

IRRV (Institute of Revenues, Rating and Valuation)

See northern counties IRRV directory on the IRRV website for list of members.

See IRRV website for contact details for telephone and email address.

Revaluation of rateable value

The Valuation Office Agency (VOA) updated the rateable value of all business properties on 1 April 2017, in a process known as revaluation, which they usually carry out every five years. They base the revaluation on market rental valuations as at 1 April 2015.

Revaluation maintains fairness in the system by redistributing the total amount payable in Business Rates and reflecting changes in the property market. Revaluation does not raise extra revenue.

The VOA uses a wide range of property information. It uses rental and other evidence to compare values across similar types of properties. This is to set the rateable value. Your annual Business Rates bill will also show the rateable value.

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