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You may not have heard of us, but you’ve heard about what we do

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Welcome to the first VOA blog post. We are the public sector’s property valuation experts and advisers.

We help people and businesses to pay the right property taxes and to receive targeted financial support.

We also provide valuation and surveying services to public sector bodies. We work across England, Wales and Scotland, and were founded in 1912. The first staff members of the organisation that would become the Valuation Office Agency are arranged in two rows: standing and seated.

Our valuation work

In England and Wales we have a statutory duty to assess properties for both Council Tax and Non-Domestic Rating (otherwise known as 'business rates'). We also undertake work for a number of other public sector bodies. You can find out more about us here.

Some of our valuation work can be pretty complex, but it's also pretty interesting. We’ve created a few handy videos about how we assess and measure some properties, if you’re interested in finding out more.

The VOA blog

This blog will try to give you some insight into some of the work we do as an agency, and a chance to hear about what drives the people who work here. We’ll feature some of the IT work that goes into maintaining our various digital systems, insight into our diversity and inclusion development with colleagues, and of course surveying – past, present and future.

If you’re considering a future in surveying or are simply curious about the variety of work taking place at an executive agency of HMRC, we hope you enjoy our blog.

Did you know?

Charles Darwin was born in the Shrewsbury Valuation Office Agency office (before we moved in!)

Why not follow us on Twitter  and LinkedIn, or take a look at some of the videos we've highlighted in the blog?

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