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The 19th National Rating Day

The National Rating Day has become a tradition in the rating world where practitioners attend to be updated on current topics, network and contribute to help shape changes for the future.  Speakers represent the private sector, the Valuation Office Agency (VOA) and the Valuation Tribunal Service (VTS).

The conference is always popular – attracting over 300 practitioners. If you are involved in rating work, this is the event that is too important to miss. 

Start Date Venue Price  
13 June 2019 Congress Centre, London    

Note: All prices are to be paid in GBP and are subject to VAT at the prevailing rate

Event duration: Day Event (6 hours CPD) (Lunch included).
Registration from: 9.15. Event starts at: 9.55. Event finishes at: 17.10.

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The Rating system is at a uniquely challenging time in 2019. This year is the Antecedent Valuation Date for the next revaluation in England and Wales, which means that work starts on valuing nearly two million non-domestic properties for the 2021 revaluation.

But, at the same time, ratepayers and their agents are trying to get to grips with checks, challenges and appeals for the 2017 Rating List, and the 2010 Rating List has been reopened to new proposals, in limited circumstances, to reverse the effects of the Supreme Court decision in Woolway (VO) v Mazars LLP.

Ratepayers, agents and the VOA are having to consider three different rating lists at the same time. Added to this, some important Court and Tribunal decisions will have a significant influence on remaining outstanding 2010 Rating List appeals.

More than ever there is need for a comprehensive update on all these different strands of the rating system; and the National Rating Day programme will provide this.



Please be aware sessions will get amended as sessions get finalised

Welcome and Introduction by Conference Chairman - Thomas Stratton 

Expectations from the UT Bench

The Government Policy Update

A Business Call on Business Rates

The Purpose of Rates: Funding Local Government

The Practicalities of CCA 

  • Latest publishes statistics
  • Different types of check
  • What is required for a complete challenge? 
  • When should evidence be provided for challenge?
  • Potential issues for interested parties
  • Early experiences of GPCR
  • Digital issues - where we were, where we are now and the way forward
  • Overview of the numbers in Check Challenge and Appeal stage and claimed properties 
  • Triple List concerting and implications for agents and the VOA resources
  • When is the cut-off date for 2017 Rating Lost - is the deadline approaching sooner than we think?
  • Billing Authority finance implications - what does late arrival of Checks mean for them?
  • Is there a way out for the mess or is 2017 The Lost List?

Question & Answer Session 


  • Experiences of the 2017 process
  • Procedures and approaches under the 2017 list processes

AVD Review, Frequency of Revaluations - 2021 and Beyond

  • VOA R2021 update 
  • Frequency of revaluations - challenges and opportunities  
  • VOA preparations, resourcing and timescales 

Preparing for 2021: A Private Practice Perspective 

  • External perception of the market at AVD 
  • Managing tenders
  • Procurement
  • Engagement with clients
  • Dealing with CVAs and Brexit

Case Law Update

  • Cases from the battlefield