Responding to the new increased rates from the Valuation Office Agency, ISPA Chair James Blessing made the following statement:

“ISPA is extremely disappointed that the Valuation Office Agency has decided to significantly increase rateable values hitting companies that delivering superfast broadband hard. The Government rightly wants the UK to continually improve its digital infrastructure and our members are investing heavily in their networks. Significantly raising rates in this way is only going to put up barriers to investment and make bills more expensive to consumers and businesses.

Brexit means the UK needs to show it is open for business, for Government to meet this challenge it needs to create a better environment for investment based on certainty and stability.”