His Royal Highness The Duke of Edinburgh

The Mayor, Members and Officers of Woking Borough Council are deeply saddened at the news of the death of His Royal Highness The Duke of Edinburgh. Our thoughts are with the Royal Family at this time.

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Transitional relief

The government’s Valuation Office Agency (VOA) generally conducts a non-domestic properties revaluation every five years where new rateable values are given to each property. Rateable values can change a good deal between each revaluation and are often affected by regional variations in the value of property. 

Because the rates paid on a property are based on the valuation some properties see a large rise in rates following a revaluation, while others see a reduction.

Transitional relief is a government scheme introduced to ensure that any large increases or large decreases in rates bills arising from the revaluations are phased in gradually over a number of years. Under the scheme, increases and decreases are limited to a set percentage. 

If you are entitled to any transitional protection it will automatically be calculated when we work out your bill. You do not need to apply for it.

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