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Rateable value for business rates and appeals

A property’s rateable value is assessed by the Valuation Office Agency, which is an agency of HM Revenues and Customs.

How the rateable value is calculated

It is based on the amount that the property would rent for if it was let on the open market at a fixed valuation date.

The fixed valuation date

Until 31 March 2017, the rateable values will be based on a valuation date of 1 April 2008.

From 1 April 2017, the rateable values will be based on the valuation date of 1 April 2015.

If you think your rateable value is incorrect, find and view your property details on the UK Government website.

Composite properties

Some properties have both domestic and non-domestic purposes. One example is a pub with a flat above. In those cases, business rates are payable on the non-domestic part, and council tax is payable on the domestic part. This is known as a composite property.

Business rates revaluation 2017

All business properties’ rateable values are reassessed every five years. This is called ‘revaluation’, and the last revaluation occurred on 1 April 2017. It is done to keep the system fair by redistributing the total amount payable in business rates to reflect property market changes. Revaluation does not raise extra revenue overall.

For more information on the 2017 revaluation, rateable values and business rates, see the UK government website. Also on that page, you can estimate your business rates bill, including any small business rates relief applicable.

The local rating list shows the values of all properties which pay business rates. You can view copies online, and you can see entries at the Customer Contact Centre too.


Bridgend County Borough Council
Telephone: 01656 643643. Choose option three.
Text relay: Put 18001 before any of our phone numbers.
Address: Civic Offices, Angel Street, Bridgend, CF31 4WB.
Opening hours:
Monday to Thursday: 8:30am to 5pm.
Friday: 8:30am to 4:30pm.

Croesewir galwadau yn Gymraeg.
Calls in Welsh are welcomed.


To appeal against your rateable value, please visit The Valuation Office Agency’s website or call them on 03000 505505. Please note that rates remain payable while appeals are processed. If your appeal is successful, we will make an adjustment and issue a refund if applicable. Under certain circumstances, you may be entitled to interest. To begin the process, please contact us via the details above.

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