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How we value: oil refineries

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An oil refinery.

Rob Hughes is National Valuation Head for industrial properties and chair of the VOA’s Valuation Panel for industrial properties, helping to ensure fairness and consistency of rating assessments. In this instalment of our How We Value series, Rob runs through the process for valuing oil refineries.

How we value: football stadiums

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The interior of the Etihad football stadium.

Richard Gibson is a caseworker and advisor in the National Valuation Unit at the Valuation Office Agency. He is responsible for assessing a range of leisure and sports properties for business rates, including football stadiums. In this blog Richard talks about how we value the venues for the nation’s favourite sport.

How we value: independent gas transporters and independent network operators

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A woman, wearing a yellow high-vis jacket and a blue hardhat, squats inside a hole dug in the ground holding equipment.

Jamie Gilbert is part of a small, dedicated team within the VOA’s National Valuation Unit, which is responsible for the valuation of the somewhat specialist class of properties including power generation and utilities. He specialises in smaller scale “independent” networks as opposed to larger distribution networks set up by traditional big electric companies. In this latest How We Value blog, Jamie explains the work that goes into coming up with a valuation for such a property.