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and the Upper Tribunal (Lands Chamber).”

presented evidence before the Valuation Tribunal England

I have represented clients over 6 Revaluations

“I have been a specialist rating valuer since September 1990

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Latest articles concerning Business Rates

Far from being a dry subject, business rates is constantly evolving with regular, and often fast, changes made by Government.  I cover topics concerning case law, reliefs, practice notes and commentary on the Valuation Office Agency, Dept for Communities Local Government and The Treasury.

My own experience is that it has made practically no difference, however, since viewing this testimony before the Treasury Select Committee on 10 July 2019 by Melissa Tatton, Chief Executive Officer, Valuation Office Agency, and Alan Colston, Chief Valuer, Valuation Office Agency, my view is changing.

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It is as if there will be an election around the corner? NNDR multiplier for 2020/21 is re-engineered Usually by October each year we know what the growth in the two preceding September CPI’s are and this gives us the meat to put in the sausage machine to calculate next year’s “rate in the pound” […]

A summary of the Treasury Select Committee Report on 31 Oct 2019 and the options open to England & Wales post 2019

Roderick Bisset

About me

In the dark days of the 1987 crash and the ensuing recession, as a young graduate from Leicester, I found employment as a graduate surveyor with Edwin Hill & Partners in Fitzroy Square, W1.Very few people knew anything about modern business rates after the reforms created by the 1988 Local Government Finance Act.  The Statutory Instruments, the landmark legal cases were just starting and I was fortunate enough to see and study it from the beginning.

Roll on some 7 years and I, with two of my co-partners, set up a boutique rating practice in Gatwick & Heathrow – Bisset Moffatt Hill.  We served our clients for 19 years before selling the practice to Vail Williams LLP in 2016.

Geographical areas covered

I am based in London and Winchester.

I visit clients at their properties from Bristol to Penzance all the way over to Essex and Kent.  I tend to organise these visits as “parishional rounds”.

London:  I spend two days a week in town…