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Transitional arrangements

Property values normally change a good deal between each revaluation. Transitional arrangements help to phase in the effects of these changes by limiting the amount by which a bill may rise following a revaluation. To help pay for the limits on increases in bills after a revaluation, there also have to be limits on reductions in bills. Under the transition scheme, limits continue to apply to yearly increases and decreases until the full amount is due (rateable value times the multiplier).

The scheme applies only to the bill based on a property at the time of the revaluation. If there are any changes to the property after the revaluation date, transitional arrangements will not normally apply to the part of a bill that applies to any increase in rateable value due to those changes.

Any transitional adjustments will be shown on the front of your bill.

Further information about transitional arrangements may be obtained from Revenue Services or on the Business Link website.

2010 Transitional Scheme

The scheme will cap increases to rates bills over a five-year period and will be funded by capping reductions in other rates bills (option 3). The caps will be structured as follows:



2010/11 2011/12 2012/13 2013/14 2014/15
RV is below £18000 Upward cap (small properties) 5% 7.5% 10% 15% 15%
RV is £18000 or more Upward cap (large properties) 12.5% 17.5% 20% 25% 25%








RV is below £18000 Downward cap (small properties) 20% 30% 35% 55% 55%
RV is £18000 or more Downward cap (large properties) 4.6% 6.7% 7% 13% 13%

Contacts

Address:

The Rating Section
Revenue Services
PO Box 4
Town Hall
Lancaster
LA1 1QR

Email:

nndr@lancaster.gov.uk

Telephone:

01524 582920

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