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Welcome to RatesData

RatesData is a web based service, designed for use primarily by professional
rating surveyors, which allows easy searching of VOA non-domestic rating records.
Most of the major rating surveying companies use RatesData for reports and analysis

What is RatesData

  • Allows you to conduct more powerful searches, using our intuitive search engine
  • Provides ready-made technical analysis, updated weekly, for identifying business opportunities
  • Lets you download results, either as reports, or in spreadsheet format
  • Entirely web based
  • Instant assessment-history reports, with all changes back to 1995
  • Before-and-after analysis of Recons
  • Unlimited, easily-set-up, Watch-Lists, which can contain anything from a handful of hereditaments to an entire BA.
  • E-mail notification of changes to 'watched' properties within minutes of publication
  • Easy monitoring of changes to unwatched, but 'same-Scheme', properties
  • Large, word-searchable library of VT Appeals, Court cases, Statutory Instruments and Acts of Parliament
  • RatesData will Improve your competitive edge by bringing you data on the day it is released
  • Requires minimal IT support
  • Cost effective
  • Can be used on any device; PC, Mac, Tablet, Mobile

About Us

RatesData Limited was established in 2013 to create a data analytics tool for professional Rating Surveyors. The team is made up of IT experts, who have gained invaluable advice from ex-VOA employees as well as commercial Surveyors in designing and improving the functionality of our systems.
  • Anthony Cook - Founder
    Anthony has decades of experience in business and has spent the last 30 years designing and supporting complex database systems. Anthony was the Founder and Chairman of Anthony Cook Associates, one of the UK’s leading IT training companies in the 1980’s and 90’s, with offices in the City of London, Leeds, Manchester, Edinburgh and Glasgow. Prior to his IT career, Anthony qualified as a Chartered Surveyor and worked for Drivers Jonas.
  • Matthew Simpson - Managing & Technical Director
    Matthew has run his own software company for the last 25 years and joined RatesData in 2020 to take over the development and management of the RatesData system. Matthew has written numerous databases for clients, such as HSBC, BP and National Grid and is a leading developer of web-based data analytics tools. Matthew is responsible for the day-to-day management of the Company.
  • Sarah Buckner - Sales Manager
    Sarah has been involved in commercial property and land data working for Landmark Information group for over 10 years. Liasing with surveyors, architects and land agents from all of the well known major firms.
  • Linda Rogers - Customer Service Manager
    Linda started her career as a data analyst for Sir Alexander Gibb & Partners who invested in her enthusiasm for all the latest gadgets and technology. She then became a software trainer and helpdesk support technician for the various Office Suites of the early 90s. Linda now oversees all our customer support activities and works closely with the client account managers for implementation and with the development team for future system functionality.
  • Edward Cook - Director
    Edward worked from 2001 until 2020 as CEO of AVMI Group. AVMI provided audiovisual services to many of the world’s largest corporations as well as to several UK Government departments. AVMI had offices in the UK and Ireland as well as in India, the USA and Hong Kong.

Services we offer

  • Up to the minute data
  • Dynamic reports
  • 24 x 7 Support
  • Automatic email notifications of Hereditament changes


Although we have received many expressions of satisfaction with our service, for reasons of confidentiality, we do not publish individual testimonials. However, what we can say is that our client list includes some of the most well-known firms in the country, all of which have been using our service for many years.

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From £100* per month per user, contact us for more information

*£100 based on 20+ users, contact us for full pricing information

Contact us

Telephone: 02382 510 533

Registered address: 31 White Heather Court, Hythe Marina Village, Southampton, Hampshire, SO45 6DT


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