Issue details

OD/16/50 Contract with Wilks Head & Eve for the provision of an analysis of potential losses on Non-Domestic rateable value appeals

The DCLG require each local authority to provide an estimate of their Non-Domestic Rates income for the coming financial year. This forecast includes a section to record the potential losses from rateable value appeals. For includes the requirement to forecast the potential loss for the next five years of the new 2017 rating list.


The SRP partners (Ipswich, Babergh & Mid Suffolk) have appointed Wilks Head and Eve to undertake a forensic analysis of the current 2017 draft 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 appeals provision and avoids the added costs of undertaking a procurement exercise for the 3 authorities.

Decision type: Non-key

Decision status: Recommendations Approved

Wards affected: (All Wards);

Notice of proposed decision first published: 28/11/2016

Decision due: 22 Nov 2016 by Officer Decision

Consultation process

Internal consultees:

Head of SRP, IBC Head of Resource Management, BDC/MSDC Assistant Director - Corporate Resources, IBC Monitoring Officer.