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DUNBARTONSHIRE AND ARGYLL & BUTE VALUATION JOINT BOARD

ACCOUNTS FOR THE PERIOD FROM

1 APRIL 2016 TO 31 MARCH 2017

PRE-AUDIT INSPECTION

 

Notice is hereby given, under section 195 (public notices) of the Local Government (Scotland) Act 1973 Regulation 9, that:
 
  • Copies of the unaudited accounts of DUNBARTONSHIRE AND ARGYLL & BUTE VALUATION JOINT BOARD for the period from 1 April 2016 to 31 March 2017, will be available for public inspection in the offices of the TREASURER, DUNBARTONSHIRE AND ARGYLL AND BUTE VALUATION JOINT BOARD, GARSHAKE ROAD, DUMBARTON and CLYDEBANK MUNICIPAL BANK, CLYDEBANK TOWN CENTRE OFFICE, 10 SYLVANIA WAY SOUTH, CLYDEBANK  between the hours of 9.15 a.m. to 1.00p.m. and 2.00p.m. to 4.00p.m. Monday to Friday from 1 July 2017 to 29 July 2017, both days inclusive;
 
  • Any person interested may inspect a copy of the abstract of the accounts to be audited, all books deeds, contracts, bills, vouchers and receipts related thereto, and may take copies of any or all parts of the accounts;
 
  • Any interested person may object to the Accounts or part of those accounts , no later than  29 July 2017by:
 Sending their objections in writing, together with a statement of the grounds thereof to the auditor,  Carol Hislop, Senior Audit Manager, Audit Scotland, 4th Floor, South Suite, The Athenaeum Building, 8 Nelson Mandela Place, Glasgow, G2 1BT; and

 

- Sending their objections in writing, together with a statement of the grounds thereof to The Controller of Audit, Audit Scotland,   4th Floor, 102 West Port, Edinburgh EH3 9DN; and

 

-       Sending a copy of that objection and statement to me, the undersigned, and to any officer of the authority who may be concerned.
  • The auditor shall, if requested by the person objecting, the authority, or by any officer of the authority who may be concerned, afford to that person or authority or officer, as the case may be, an opportunity of appearing before and being heard by the auditor with respect to that objection; and any such person or officer may so appear and be heard either personally or by a representative.
 
Stephen West CPFA
Treasurer
Dunbartonshire and Argyll and Bute
Valuation Joint Board
Garshake Road
DUMBARTON
G82 3PU

 


 

 

 

Non Domestic Rates – 2017 Revaluation Roll ‘Made up’

 

Scottish Assessors are responsible for revaluing all non-domestic property in Scotland - The last Revaluation was in 2010. A Revaluation is a regular reassessment of all non-domestic properties. It applies to all land and any buildings on those lands unless expressly exempted by law. Revaluation results in the production of a new Valuation Roll which contains revised values for all non-domestic properties in the Assessor’s area.  Draft 2017 values have been available for public view on the Scottish Assessors web site (www.saa.gov.uk) since December 2016 but as of 15th March 2017 the values were finalised and the Revaluation Roll was deemed to be ‘made up’.

“Click here for further information”

 

Revaluation Notices

 

The new valuations will be effective from 1st April 2017 and, in advance of this, a Revaluation Notice will be issued to all interested parties (Proprietors, Tenants and Occupiers). Notices were issued on the 15th March 2017.

 

These Notices detail the entry in the Valuation Roll and include:

·         The Reference number;

·         The Description (Shop, Office, Hotel....) of the property;

·         The Address of the property;

·         The Proprietor, Tenant and Occupier as appropriate;

·         The Net Annual Value and Rateable Value (these, in most cases, are the same but will vary if there is an apportionment or de-rating applied);

·         Any Apportionment (for example between Domestic and Non-Domestic parts of a property).

 

The effective date – in this case 1st April 2017.

 

The Notice will also detail:

·         The circumstance under which the Entry in the Valuation Roll can be amended;

·         How to appeal against the Entry detailed in the Notice.

 

Appeals

 

In terms of appeals against the entry in the Valuation Roll (as shown on the Notice), these can be made between 1st April 2017 and 30th September 2017.

The simplest way to lodge an appeal is via the SAA Web Portal (https://www.saa.gov.uk/non-domestic-valuation/the-valuation-roll/valuation-appeals/ ) and full guidance is provided at that web page.

 

Appeals are free to lodge and there is no fee levied for hearing by a Local Valuation Appeal Committee. Ratepayer Appellants will, however, be liable for any costs associated with engaging professional assistance.


  

Draft 2017 Revaluation valuations available to view

 

The Assessor for Dunbartonshire and Argyll & Bute is responsible for revaluing all non domestic property in Argyll & Bute, East Dunbartonshire and West Dunbartonshire every five years. A Revaluation is a regular reassessment of all non-domestic properties. It applies to all land and any buildings on those lands unless the class of property is expressly exempted by law. The most common exemptions are Agricultural Lands and Domestic properties; the latter group is instead liable to Council Tax.

 

The last Revaluation was in 2010 and the Revaluation due in 2015 was postponed to 2017 by the Scottish Government and, for England & Wales, the UK Government. Revaluation results in the production of a new Valuation Roll which contains revised values for all non domestic properties in the Assessor’s area.

 

From 15th December 2016, DRAFT valuations will be available to view at the Scottish Assessors Association Web Portal, https://www.saa.gov.uk/ Guidance on how to find a property is available within the Portal as is a list of Frequently Asked Questions.

 

It must be stressed that the valuations on display are Draft Valuations and will remain subject to change until Valuation Notices are issued in March 2017. Appeals against the revised valuations can be made between 1st April 2017 and 30th September 2017; any appeals can be lodged on-line using the SAA Web Portal.

 

The valuations shown are not the amount that will be paid as Non-Domestic Rates. The Scottish Government will announce the “Rate Poundage” which is the percentage of the Rateable Value that is the basic amount of rates payable although that amount may vary due to reliefs and supplements.

Information is available at: www.gov.scot/businessrates.

 

Assessors have powers to require the proprietor, tenant or occupier of a property to make a return of information such as rent, cost of construction, business throughput or turnover.  If you have been asked to provide information and have not yet done so, you should make a return or, if you are unsure of what is required, contact the Assessor using the contact details shown on the Return of Information form. Lack of information may result in an incorrect valuation and it may take some time for any appeal against a valuation to be resolved.

 

Following a Revaluation, the new values will generally remain unchanged until the next Revaluation; unless the property is altered or other changes take place. New properties are added to the Roll as they become occupied and entries for demolished buildings are deleted.

 

Any queries for East and West Dunbartonshire Council areas and the Lomond area of Argyll & Bute (East of Loch Long) please contact:

 

235 Dumbarton Road,                                                                                                   
CLYDEBANK
G81 4XJ 
Phone 0141 562 1200
FAX 0141 562 1255

Text Phone 07754813021

 

Any queries for the remainder of Argyll & Bute please contact

 

Kilbrannan House,
Bolgam Street,
CAMPBELTOWN
PA28 6JY 
Phone 01586 555300
FAX 01586 552883

Text Phone 07821643267

 

Or alternatively for all areas email assessor@dab-vjb.gov.uk

 


 

 

1st December 2016 - The Register of Electors 

 

The Electoral Register, as revised at 1st December 2016, can be inspected at the following offices and libraries.

 

You can also check to see if you are registered by contacting either of the Valuation Joint Board’s offices at:

 

235 Dumbarton Road
CLYDEBANK
G81 4XJ
Phone 0141 562 1200
FAX 0141 562 1255

Text Phone 07754813021

 

Kilbrannan House,
Bolgam Street,
CAMPBELTOWN
PA28 6JY
Phone 01586 555300
FAX 01586 552883

Text Phone 07821643267

 


 

 

DUNBARTONSHIRE AND ARGYLL AND BUTE

 

VALUATION JOINT BOARD

 

ANNUAL REPORT AND FINANCIAL STATEMENTS 2015/16

 

              Local Authority Accounts (Scotland) Regulations 1985 (as amended by the Local Authority (Scotland) Amendment Regulations 2014)

  

Notice is hereby given that copies of the certified Abstract of Accounts for the year ended 31 March 2016 together with the Auditor’s Report thereon have been deposited in the offices of the Treasurer, Council Offices, Garshake Road, Dumbarton. It may be inspected free of charge from 9.15a.m. to 1.00p.m. and 2.00p.m. to 4.00p.m. Monday to Friday, excluding public holidays. Any person who is unable to attend at the times stated should make a written application to the Treasurer and alternative arrangements will be made.

  

Copies of the Abstract of Accounts can be purchased at a cost of £10.00 per copy.

 

Stephen West, 

Treasurer, 

Council Offices, 

Garshake Road, 

DUMBARTON, G82 3PU. 

 


DUNBARTONSHIRE AND ARGYLL & BUTE VALUATION JOINT BOARD

 

ACCOUNTS FOR THE PERIOD FROM

 

1 APRIL 2015 TO 31 MARCH 2016

 

PRE-AUDIT INSPECTION

 

Notice is hereby given, under section 195 (public notices) of the Local Government (Scotland) Act 1973 Regulation 9, that:

  

·           Copies of the unaudited accounts of DUNBARTONSHIRE AND ARGYLL & BUTE VALUATION JOINT BOARD for the period from 1 April 2015 to 31 March 2016, will be available for public inspection in the offices of the TREASURER, DUNBARTONSHIRE AND ARGYLL AND BUTE VALUATION JOINT BOARD, GARSHAKE ROAD, DUMBARTON and CLYDEBANK MUNICIPAL BANK, COUNCIL OFFICES, ROSEBERY PLACE, CLYDEBANK  between the hours of 9.15 a.m. to 1.00p.m. and 2.00p.m. to 4.00p.m. Monday to Friday from 1 July 2016 to 29 July 2016, both days inclusive;

  

·           Any person interested may inspect a copy of the abstract of the accounts to be audited, all books deeds, contracts, bills, vouchers and receipts related thereto, and may take copies of any or all parts of the accounts;

  

·           Any interested person may object to the Accounts or part of those accounts , no later than  29 July 2016by:

  

-       Sending their objections in writing, together with a statement of the grounds thereof to the auditor,  Peter Lindsay, Senior Audit Manager, Audit Scotland, 4th Floor, South Suite, The Athenaeum Building, 8 Nelson Mandela Place, Glasgow, G2 1BT; and

 

-       Sending their objections in writing, together with a statement of the grounds thereof to The Controller of Audit, Audit Scotland, 110 George Street, Edinburgh, EH2 4LH; and

 

-       Sending a copy of that objection and statement to me, the undersigned, and to any officer of the authority who may be concerned.

  

·           The auditor shall, if requested by the person objecting, the authority, or by any officer of the authority who may be concerned, afford to that person or authority or officer, as the case may be, an opportunity of appearing before and being heard by the auditor with respect to that objection; and any such person or officer may so appear and be heard either personally or by a representative.

 

Stephen West CPFA
 
Treasurer
 
Dunbartonshire and Argyll and Bute
 
Valuation Joint Board
 
Garshake Road
 
DUMBARTON
 
G82 3PU

 


 

The Open Register - How do I opt out of the Open Register?

 

Like all registration offices, we keep two registers - the Electoral Register and the Open Register (previously known as the edited register).  Click here to read more >>>>


 DUNBARTONSHIRE AND ARGYLL AND BUTE

VALUATION JOINT BOARD

 

ANNUAL REPORT AND FINANCIAL STATEMENTS 2013/14

 

            Regulation 6(2) Local Authority Accounts (Scotland) Regulations 1985

 

 

Notice is hereby given that copies of the certified Abstract of Accounts for the year ended 31 March 2014 together with the Auditor’s Report thereon have been deposited in the offices of the Treasurer, Council Offices, Garshake Road, Dumbarton. It may be inspected free of charge from 9.15a.m. to 1.00p.m. and 2.00p.m. to 4.00p.m. Monday to Friday, excluding public holidays. Any person who is unable to attend at the times stated should make a written application to the Treasurer and alternative arrangements will be made.

 

Copies of the Abstract of Accounts can be purchased at a cost of £10.00 per copy.

 

 

Stephen West,

Treasurer

Council Offices,

Garshake Road,

DUMBARTON, G82 3PU.

 


The Open Register - How do I opt out of the Open Register?

 

Like all registration offices, we keep two registers - the Electoral Register and the Open Register (previously known as the edited register).  Click here to read more >>>>

 

 

Individual Electoral Registration Goes Live

 

The way people register to vote has changed.

 

Individual Electoral Registration

 

This is a new system of registration which has been introduced to ensure greater confidence as to the identity of electors and improved access to the registration process.

 

Individual registration will require each person to register themselves and to provide personal identifiers - date of birth and national insurance number. This will allow registration officers to cross check the information provided against national databases and other council records before a person is added to the register.

 

To register online under the new system

You need to provide a few more details to register – including your national insurance number and date of birth. This makes the electoral register more secure.

  • Visit www.gov.uk/register-to-vote.
  • Fill in your name, address, date of birth and other information. You’ll also need your National Insurance number, which can be found on your National Insurance card, or in official paperwork such as payslips, or letters about benefits or tax credits.
  • When your information is verified, we will send you an acknowledgment letter.

 

To read our Privacy Impact Assessment click here

 

For more information, see answers to some key questions click here

  

 

  DUNBARTONSHIRE AND ARGYLL & BUTE VALUATION JOINT BOARD

ACCOUNTS FOR THE PERIOD FROM

1 APRIL 2013 TO 31 MARCH 2014

PRE-AUDIT INSPECTION

 

Notice is hereby given, under Regulation 5(1) of the Local Authority Accounts (Scotland) Regulations, that:

·           Copies of the unaudited accounts of DUNBARTONSHIRE AND ARGYLL & BUTE VALUATION JOINT BOARD for the  period from 1 April 2013 to 31 March 2014, will be available for public inspection in the offices of the TREASURER, DUNBARTONSHIRE AND ARGYLL AND BUTE VALUATION JOINT BOARD, GARSHAKE ROAD, DUMBARTON and CLYDEBANK MUNICIPAL BANK, COUNCIL OFFICES, ROSEBERY PLACE, CLYDEBANK  between the hours of 9.15 a.m. to 1.00p.m. and 2.00p.m. to 4.00p.m. Monday to Friday from 28 July 2014 to 18 August 2014, both days inclusive;

·           Any person interested may inspect a copy of the abstract of the accounts to be audited, all books deeds, contracts, bills, vouchers and receipts related thereto, and may take copies of any or all parts of the accounts;

·           Any interested person may object to the Accounts or part of those accounts , no later than  18 August 2014by:

-       Sending their objections in writing, together with a statement of the grounds thereof to the auditor,  Elaine Boyd FCCA, Senior Audit Manager, Audit Scotland, 4th Floor, South Suite, The Athenaeum Building, 8 Nelson Mandela Place, Glasgow, G2 1BT; and

-       Sending their objections in writing, together with a statement of the grounds thereof to The Controller of Audit, Audit Scotland, 110 George Street, Edinburgh, EH2 4LH; and

-       Sending a copy of that objection and statement to me, the undersigned, and to any officer of the authority who may be concerned.

·           The auditor shall, if requested by the person objecting, the authority, or by any officer of the authority who may be concerned, afford to that person or authority or officer, as the case may be, an opportunity of appearing before and being heard by the auditor with respect to that objection; and any such person or officer may so appear and be heard either personally or by a representative.

 

Stephen West CPFA

Treasurer

Dunbartonshire and Argyll and Bute Valuation Joint Board

Garshake Road

DUMBARTON

G82 3PU

 


 

 

Bishopbriggs Council Tax Banding Review

 

Consequent to a number of Valuation Appeal Committee decisions, which reduced the band applied to a number of semi-detached houses in the Woodhill area of Bishopbriggs, the band applied to a significant number of the ‘as built’ un-extended semi-detached 3-bedroom houses in that area became unsustainable. The issue came to the attention of the local press and elected members and, having provided updates and information for the members and officials of East Dunbartonshire Council, we agreed to pro-actively review the bands of all affected houses in the area. This involved both desk exercises and the inspection of hundreds of houses.

 

 

A target of completing the review prior to February 2014, when EDC prepares the data for the following year’s Council Tax billing, was established and met. Approaching 400 subjects had their band reduced during this period which was significantly fewer than the published suggestion of nearer 1000 requiring amendment. Completion of the task required the redirection of a significant resource internally and had a direct effect on other measured areas of performance. The associated publicity also resulted in significantly higher numbers of proposals being submitted during the year than would normally be the case.

    


Online Valuation Rolls and Council Tax Lists.

 

Visit the Scottish Assessors Portal Site where you can find the current values of any property in the Valuation Rolls and the current Bands of any domestic subjects in the Council Tax Valuation Lists.


Publication Schemes for both the Assessor and the Valuation Joint Board have been published as required by the The Freedom of Information (Scotland) Act 2002.

Click here for more information on the Publication Schemes

 
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