The Valuation Office Agency (VOA) has urged businesses to protect themselves from rogue business rates agents.
New rateable values for business properties came into effect in April 2023.
Businesses can challenge their valuation if they think it’s incorrect, and can use a rating agent to do this. HOWEVER, some rogue agents submit inaccurate information, which can result in penalties or increased rates bills.
Please be cautious of anyone who guarantees they can secure big business rates reductions, and don't hesitate to ask for our advice if you are unsure.