Released: 24 August 2017
Next Release: November 2017
Frequency of release: Quarterly
Coverage: England and Wales
This release contains statistics on challenges against, and changes made to, the 2010 rating lists for England and Wales and the 2017 rating list for Wales only up to 30 June 2017.
This release excludes statistics relating to checks and challenges under the new Check Challenge Appeal (CCA) system used for the 2017 rating list in England. We plan to release a new CCA statistical publication later in 2017 and that publication will also include statistics on reviews of (changes to) the 2017 rating list for England. Plans for the new release will be announced in statistical release timetable in due course in the normal way.
This release provides statistics on the Valuation Office Agency’s (VOA) workload – challenges, reviews of rating assessments (known as “reports”) made against properties in the local rating lists. The data is broken down by England and Wales.
There will be an update of the full publication in November this year.
This publication is labelled as “experimental”, consistent with the UK Statistics Authority guidance on new statistical outputs. This helps users to identify those new official statistics that are undergoing evaluation and where we’re actively inviting feedback on their usefulness. Comments, which will help inform future releases, may be sent to firstname.lastname@example.org.
The “experimental” classification should not be interpreted as a qualifier of the content itself: all the statistical tables released are based on sound methods and assured quality, consistent with the Code of Practice for official statistics. However, during the “experimental” period the VOA will continue to develop the publication, and so the presentation and content is liable to change. Content may be added to or replaced by equivalent statistics if other forms are found to be more useful or reliable.