Valuation Office

Treasury written question – answered on 25th January 2010.

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Photo of Austin Mitchell Austin Mitchell Labour, Great Grimsby

To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer how many appeals from which ports against the (a) new rating assessments and (b) demands for retrospective payments by the Valuation Office Agency have gone to (i) regional hearings, (ii) lands tribunals and (iii) judicial reviews; and what funding his Department has provided to the Agency to meet its legal costs arising from such cases in 2009-10.

Photo of Ian Pearson Ian Pearson Economic Secretary, HM Treasury

Of the 567 proposals (appeals) settled under the fast track arrangements introduced by the Valuation Office Agency from 24 November 2008, (i) 18 have been heard before independent valuation tribunals, (ii) none have been heard before the Lands Tribunal and (iii) none have gone to judicial review.

No additional funding has been provided to the Valuation Office Agency to deal with such cases.

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