2010 rates appeals rejections revealed

FIGURES obtained by SLTN reveal that more than half of all appeals lodged by licensed operators against the 2010 business rates revaluation were rejected by Scottish Assessors.

Of the 4436 appeals lodged by operators, 2883 (65%) had no adjustment made to the Rateable Value (RV) of their premises, while 1553 (35%) had the RV successfully altered; these figures take into account all original, new occupier, and material change of circumstance appeals.