Historic Audit

The process for calculating business rates liabilities is complex and varies across England, Scotland and Wales.

Why do I need to check my business rates bill?

Multiple factors relating to the ratepayer’s individual circumstances can affect their final bill, including:

  • Changes in Rateable Value
  • Changes in occupation
  • Properties having been vacated or disposed of
  • Reliefs and exemptions being awarded
  • Amounts paid

In some cases, the Billing Authority responsible for generating the demand may make a miscalculation based on incorrect facts which, unbeknown to the ratepayer, could lead to them being overcharged by potentially thousands of pounds.

Why choose us? 

Utilising our unique forensic audit tool, RatePal, we are able to analyse changes in rating lists to identify errors dating back to 2005, at the click of a button. 

Where inaccuracies are found, our dedicated Rates Management team will apply their detailed knowledge and understanding of the latest business rates legislation to challenge and recover any overpayments on your behalf. 

With over £16m of overpaid business rates recovered since 2005, the results speak for themselves.

In fact, we’re that confident in our ability, RatePal is offered on a ‘no result, no reward’ basis.

For more information or a demo of RatePal, contact one of our Rates Management experts.

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David Rainsford
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