VOA stats show 1.3 % of rating assessments contested last year

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The government’s Valuation Office Agency (VOA) has released its annual appeals statistics revealing that only 1.3 % of the 1.85m rateable properties in England have been contested in the past year.

The figures showed that 23,770 properties in England appealed the VOA’s assessment of their business rates in the year to 31 March, compared to 222,960 last year. This 89% reduction in appeals comes after the VOA introduced its new ’Check, Challenge, Appeal’ (CCA) system last year.

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