Consultation outcome

Council Tax and business rates: powers of entry

This consultation was published under the 2010 to 2015 Conservative and Liberal Democrat coalition government

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Detail of outcome

This document summarises the responses to the Council Tax and business rates consultation published on 23 January 2015 and sets out the government’s response.

Original consultation

This consultation ran from to


This consultation seeks views on proposals to amend the Valuation Office Agency's powers of entry.


Consultation description

The government is committed to protecting individuals and businesses from unnecessary intrusion into their homes and business premises by public bodies.

Following the powers of entry review the department has identified 2 powers operated by the Valuation Office Agency which it proposes to amend.

These powers of entry are operated by the Valuation Office Agency’s listing officers and valuation officers as part of their duty to assess domestic and non-domestic properties for banding purposes and rateable values respectively.