Practitioners are advised to regularly view the Valuation Office Agency web site at https://www.gov.uk/government/organisations/valuation-office-agency.
Latest publications added to the Valuation Office Agency web site include:-
VO 6048 request for rental information: self-catering holiday homes (applies to England) (14 September 2023)
VO 6048 request for rental information: self-catering holiday homes (applies to Wales) (14 September 2023)
The following Manuals / Guides have been published by the Valuation Office Agency:-
Capital Gains and Other Taxes Manual
Council Tax Manual
Inheritance Tax Manual
Land Compensation Manual
Rating Cost Guide 2023
The Valuation Office Agency Complaints Procedure can be found at https://www.gov.uk/government/publications/valuation-office-agency-complaints-procedure.
The latest Valuation Office Agency Billing Authority Submissions Standards can be found at https://www.gov.uk/government/publications/valuation-office-agency-billing-authority-report-best-practice.
The latest Valuation Office Agency Litigation and Settlement Strategy can be found at https://www.gov.uk/government/publications/voa-litigation-and-settlement-strategy.
The Annual Report and Accounts 2021/22 of the Valuation Office Agency can be found at
The Business Plan 2021/22 of the Valuation Office Agency can be found at
The Local Authority Engagement Team was originally set up to support local authorities with rates retention in England. However, their remit has evolved and extended into Council Tax, Housing Allowance and Wales. The issues are much wider now and 'Rates Retention Team' no longer reflects what they do.
To compliment this, they now have a new mailbox which is LAengagement@voa.gov.uk.
The latest Valuation Office Agency Newsletter (Issue 14) for local authorities can be found at https://www.irrv.net/documents/weblinks/2022/12/Local Authority Newsletter issue 14.pdf.
A Valuation Office Agency Newsletter on Revaluation can be found at https://www.irrv.net/documents/weblinks/2022/12/LA Newsletter Revaluation special.pdf.
Following a Valuation Office Agency organisational restructure, there are now fewer ‘units’, but all the existing Unit mailboxes remain active and are regularly monitored. Customers should use the following mailboxes for service of documents and enquiries to the new Regional Valuation Units (RVU):-
RVU North: email@example.com.
RVU East: firstname.lastname@example.org.
RVU South: email@example.com.
RVU North: firstname.lastname@example.org.
RVU East: email@example.com.
RVU South: firstname.lastname@example.org.
A recording on the ‘Work of the Valuation Office Agency’ from the Treasury Committee on 19 April 2023 can be found at https://parliamentlive.tv/event/index/408c74a0-d081-4804-873e-6d0021a75053.
A Press Release on ‘Be wary of Rogue Business Rates Agents on 7 June 2023 can be found at
Practitioners are advised to regularly view the Scottish Assessors web site at https://www.saa.gov.uk/.
Practitioners are advised to regularly view the Land and Property Services (NI) web site at www.finance-ni.gov.uk/land-property-services-lps.
The latest on Revaluation can be found at www.finance-ni.gov.uk/reval2023.
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