In April 2017 the government launched their new business rates website www.gov.uk/correct-your-business-rates, to coincide with the new rating revaluation. As part of the new appeal system known as Check, Challenge, Appeal (CCA), appeals will now be managed through an online platform called the Government Gateway. The Government Gateway allows online access to local and national government services safely and securely.
As a result it is now necessary for all ratepayers to set up a secure account and also nominate their rating agent to handle appeals on their behalf.
Once Cushman & Wakefield has been appointed to act as an agent for your properties we will be able to challenge rateable values for your properties as required.
If you do not already have a Government Gateway account you will need to register. Once you have registered you will receive a unique code which you can use to log in and claim your individual properties.
We have attached our step by step guide which takes you through the necessary stages.
If you would like assistance or have any queries in relation to registering or indeed the new CCA system, then please do not hesitate to contact a member of the Cushman & Wakefield Rating Team.
Ratepayers in Wales
In Wales at this stage, the CCA system is not being implemented. However there is now a new requirement for ratepayers to authorise their rating agent in order to make appeals on their behalf. Any appeals submitted without authorisation will be made invalid. Therefore, a simple form needs to be submitted with the appeal to confirm the authorisation and again Cushman & Wakefield can assist you in completing this.
CLICK HERE to view our Summer 2017 Rating Newsletter.