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An Official Statistics Publication for Scotland

Published: 24 Feb 2016 09:30

Non-domestic Rates Revaluation Appeals Statistics, Scotland,Quarter 3

Scotland's Chief Statistician today published the above statistics on the progress and results of revaluation appeals following the 2010 Revaluation, as at 31 December 2015. The figures released today were produced by independent statistical staff free from any political interference, in accordance with professional standards set out in the Code of Practice for Official Statistics.

As at 31 December 2015:

Revaluation appeals have been resolved for 66,627 properties, which is 99% of the 67,025 properties for which a revaluation appeal was lodged. This is similar to the rate at which revaluation appeals against the 2005 Revaluation were resolved (99%)

The original rateable value (RV) of the properties for which revaluation appeals have been resolved is £4,775m, which represents 97% of the rateable values of properties for which a revaluation appeal was lodged (£4,946m).

As a result of revaluation appeals, the rateable value of properties for which revaluation appeals have been resolved has reduced from approximately £4,775m to £4,536m, a drop of £239m in rateable value (which equates to approx £115m billed in 2015-16).

Notes to editors

This statistical publication covers revaluation appeals only. It does not cover Material Change of Circumstances appeals.

The full statistical publication is available at http://www.scotland.gov.uk/Topics/Statistics/Browse/Local-Government-Finance/NDR-Rates-Relief

Further information on Local Government Finance Statistics within Scotland can be accessed at: http://www.scotland.gov.uk/Topics/Statistics/Browse/Local-Government-Finance

Official statistics are produced by professionally independent statistical staff – more information on the standards of official statistics in Scotland can be accessed at: http://www.scotland.gov.uk/Topics/Statistics/About