Business Rates Auditing

An effective property tax mitigation strategy will extend beyond the conventional appeals process, by exploring potential recovery opportunities in previous rate years and on past accounts over different Revaluation periods.

Business rates auditing is a complex subject that analyses property data, rating list information and billing periods on non-domestic and domestic rate accounts. Our audit reviews account histories for potential anomalies and technical savings angles, which can lead to the recovery of meaningful sums from:

  • Historic overpayments
  • Billing errors
  • Backdated relief applications
  • Transitional certification
  • Outcomes by former/subsequent ratepayers
  • Legislative changes

Our forensic auditing service is a ‘stand-alone’ activity – the exercise requires minimal client input and doesn’t clash with existing appeal/CCA instructions. As a desk-top investigation it is relatively quick to process across portfolios for most billing authorities.

BGL’s Auditing Team are from billing authority backgrounds and members of the Institute of Revenues, Rating and Valuation (IRRV). They represent ratepayers, asset managers and Administrators/Liquidators in successfully unearthing meaningful recovery sums and obtaining rates reliefs in situations that were overlooked or previously declined by a billing authority.

The auditing process is self-financing as it adopts an entirely performance-related approach.

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For further information on Rates Auditing matters, please contact a member of our team on 020 7183 8242

Paul Robson

Business Rates Manager

Paul has an extensive background in local government finance, specifically...

 

Paul Robson

Position: Business Rates Manager
Phone: 020 7183 8160
Email: pr@bglpartners.co.uk

Paul has an extensive background in local government finance, specifically on business rates matters since 2008. He has held senior roles at Broxbourne Borough Council, East Herts District Council and, most recently as Business Rates Team Leader for LB of Newham.

Emily Slater

Business Rates Manager

Emily has a wealth of experience in the technical aspects...

 

Emily Slater

Position: Business Rates Manager
Phone: 020 7183 2808
Email: es@bglpartners.co.uk

Emily has a wealth of experience in the technical aspects of this property tax associated with payment issues.

Business Rates – Commercial Agency – Lease Advisory