From October 2019, Office for National Statistics (ONS) are responsible for publishing official statistics on the private rental market. ONS aim to develop these statistics to allow users to have a better understanding of the private rental market.
Statistics published by the VOA prior to October 2019 can be accessed on the Private rental market statistics page.
We’ve grouped our official statistics into 2 topics:
Recent and upcoming publications
The release calendar shows the VOA’s planned publication dates for the coming year. We encourage users to check this schedule regularly for revisions. Publication of our statistics happens at 9:30am on the stated day of release.
This list shows official and ad hoc statistics released recently or those planned to be released in the next few months. Updated in May 2020.
6 February 2020: Non-domestic rating: challenges and changes, 2017 and 2010 rating lists, December 2019 (experimental)
7 May 2020: Non-domestic rating: challenges and changes, 2017 and 2010 rating lists, March 2020
11 June 2020: Non-domestic rating: stock of properties 2020
July/August 2020: Non-domestic rating: business floorspace, 2020
6 August 2020: Non-domestic rating: challenges and changes, 2017 and 2010 rating lists, June 2020
August 2020: Council Tax: challenges and changes in England and Wales, 2019 to 2020
September 2020: Council Tax: stock of properties in England and Wales, 2020
November 2020: Non-domestic rating: challenges and changes, 2017 and 2010 rating lists, September 2020
February 2021: Non-domestic rating: challenges and changes, 2017 and 2010 rating lists, December 2020
Ad hoc statistics
Publications made by the VOA that aren’t official statistics are released as ad hoc statistics. This includes:
- experimental statistics
- supplementary datasets related to our official statistics
- data in support of the VOA’s operational reporting
Search VOA statistics
You can search VOA statistics by keyword and date of publication.
GOV.UK contains statistics the VOA has published since November 2014. You can find our previous statistical releases on the National Archive website.
Corporate procedures and standards
We follow the UK Statistics Authority’s Code of Practice for official statistics when producing our Official Statistics. Further, to improve confidence in our statistics, we have engaged with the Best Practice and Impact Division of the Office for National Statistics and are working closely with their Quality Centre to ensure our Quality Assurance procedures we use for our publications reflect best practice.
We comply with the Code of Practice and supporting principles, as outlined in the detailed policy statements:
The VOA’s Freedom of Information disclosure log
We comply with the Freedom of Information Act 2000. If, under this act, we provide data to a requester that aren’t available in our standard statistical publications, we simultaneously make the data available to the public on our disclosure log.
We’ll not disclose data (such as addresses) that can help identify people or organisations.
For disclosures issued before 2015 please visit the National Archive website.
Below are additional resources relating to non-domestic rating, Council Tax and the private rental market:
Department for Communities and Local Government (DCLG)
Scottish Assessors Association (SAA)