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Rating advisers

Ratepayers do not have to be represented in discussions about rateable value or their rates bill.
Appeals against rateable values can be made free of charge. However, ratepayers who do wish to be represented should be aware that members of the Royal Institution of Chartered Surveyors (RICS website) and the Institute of Revenues, Rating and Valuation (IRRV website) are qualified and are regulated by rules of professional conduct designed to protect the public from misconduct.

Before you employ a Rating Adviser, you should check that they have the necessary knowledge and expertise as well as the appropriate indemnity insurance. Take great care and if necessary, seek further advice before entering into any contract.

Information supplied with demand notices

You can view Information relating to the relevant and previous financial years in regard to the gross expenditure of the local authority.

More information

From 1st April 2017, local authorities are no longer required to provide individual copies of explanatory notes when bills are issued but you can see more explanatory notes. A hard copy is available by writing to or calling us on 01376 557788.


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Business Rates collected in the Braintree District

Collection Rates

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Business rate relief elligibility

Small Business Rate Relief

Retail/Pub Relief

Charitable and discretionary rate relief

Supporting Small Business Relief

Rural Rate Relief

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Rating of unoccupied non-domestic properties

Appeals against business rate bills

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Rating advisers

Information supplied with demand notices

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