Reply To: New localities


The re-defining of existing localities into larger BRMA’s is having quite an effect on HB as far as I can see.

I understand that whilst England was covered by over 300 localities, there will be in the region of 165 BRMA’s. This will produce winners or losers where a higher rent localitiy will see their valuations reduced by the lower rates of a neighbour (or vice versa).

The Westminster Judicial Review is an intereting development. I am also aware that Glasgow City are very concerned that their one BRMA will encompass 25 localities.

I am aware that at least one English Authority has successfully requested the RO to re-determine their BRMA, the effect being that they now have four in their area, instead of one.