Draft valuations for the April 2017 business rates changes have now been published and it will come as no surprise, given variable market conditions over the last few years, that some areas are seeing a marked drop in rateable vales whilst others are seeing a significant increase.

Oxfordshire has fared relatively well in recent years with prices holding their own so many businesses will see their rateable values increase as a result. You can now check the proposed rates online at https://www.tax.service.gov.uk/view-my-valuation/search

Business owners would be well advised to check now and see if they agree with their rating proposal. If details are incorrect or you disagree with the valuation there is a mechanism to appeal and plenty of good local surveyors who can help you through the process.