Business Reductions and Rating Appeals


JMA are recognised as business rates specialists and we have saved our clients' tens of millions of pounds.


All cases are dealt with directly by our principal, Andrew Bacon Bsc(Hons) MRICS APAWE, who has 30 years rating experience and has appeared before the Valuation Tribunal and Lands Tribunal as Advocate and Expert Witness on legal and valuation matters (see Case Studies).


From 1st April 2017 any business seeking a reduction in their rateable value (business rates) has to go through a procedure known as Check, Challenge, Appeal (CCA).


This procedure requires you to put forward a professional and complete legal and valuation argument as to why a reduction should be given and then defend your case against counter arguments from the Valuation Office Agency (HMRC).


JMA were one of the first firms to secure reductions at Valuation Tribunal and Lands Tribunal via the CCA procedure and so we know what is needed to secure a reduction and win an appeal. (you can view many of our recent reductions under Case Studies). 


Having dealt with so many successful case, we can often tell from just a short telephone discussion or email exchange whether or not you have a case.




Most Business Rates and Rating Appeal work is conducted on a "success only" basis where we receive a  pre agreed percentage of the savings made by the client from our work, but we can also conduct rating appeal work on our standard hourly rate of £275-£300 per hour plus VAT.