Decision details

OD-17-52 Contract with Wilks Head & Eve

Decision Maker: Officer Decision

Decision status: Recommendations Approved

Is Key decision?: No

Is subject to call in?: No



 The DCLG require each local authority to provide an estimate of their Non-Domestic Rates income for the 2018/19 financial year. This forecast includes a section to record the potential losses from rateable value appeals.



The SRP partners (Ipswich, Babergh & Mid Suffolk) have appointed Wilks Head and Eve to undertake a forensic analysis of the current 2017 rating list to provide a forecast on the potential losses from appeal.


Contract Standing Orders have been waived in line with the constitution because the cost for Ipswich would be less than the £10k limit. It also ensures a continued consistent approach to providing an appeal provision across SRP and avoids the added costs of undertaking a procurement exercise for the 3 authorities.



Decision: To approve the appointment of Wilks Head & Eve.


Reason: To provide an analysis of the potential losses on Non-Domestic rateable value appeals for Ipswich Borough Council, Babergh District Council and Mid Suffolk District Council

Publication date: 03/01/2018

Date of decision: 20/12/2017

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