Valuation Office Agency
From October 2019, Office for National Statistics (ONS) are responsible for publishing official statistics on the private rental market. ONS aim to develop these statistics to allow users to have a better understanding of the private rental market.
Statistics published by the VOA prior to October 2019 can be accessed on the Private rental market statistics page.
Weve grouped our official statistics into 2 topics:
Recent and upcoming publications
The release calendar shows the VOAs planned publication dates for the coming year. We encourage users to check this schedule regularly for revisions. Publication of our statistics happens at 9:30am on the stated day of release.
This list shows official and ad hoc statistics released recently or those planned to be released in the next few months. Updated in August 2019.
19 September 2019: Council tax: stock of properties, 2019
19 September 2019: Council Tax: challenges and changes in England and Wales, 2017-18 (revised)
19 September 2019: Council Tax: challenges and changes in England and Wales, 2018-19 (revised)
Ad hoc statistics
Publications made by the VOA that arent official statistics are released as ad hoc statistics. This includes:
- experimental statistics
- supplementary datasets related to our official statistics
- data in support of the VOAs operational reporting
Search VOA statistics
You can search VOA statistics by keyword and date of publication.
GOV.UK contains statistics the VOA has published since November 2014. You can find our previous statistical releases on the National Archive website.
Corporate procedures and standards
We follow the UK Statistics Authoritys Code of Practice for official statistics when producing our Official Statistics. Further, to improve confidence in our statistics, we have engaged with the Best Practice and Impact Division of the Office for National Statistics and are working closely with their Quality Centre to ensure our Quality Assurance procedures we use for our publications reflect best practice.
We comply with the Code of Practice and supporting principles, as outlined in the detailed policy statements:
- VOA revisions policy
- VOA statement of compliance with the Pre-Release Access to Official Statistics Order 2008
- VOA confidentiality and access policy
- VOA quality policy
The VOAs Freedom of Information disclosure log
We comply with the Freedom of Information Act 2000. If, under this act, we provide data to a requester that arent available in our standard statistical publications, we simultaneously make the data available to the public on our disclosure log.
Well not disclose data (such as addresses) that can help identify people or organisations.
For disclosures issued before 2015 please visit the National Archive website.
Below are additional resources relating to non-domestic rating, Council Tax and the private rental market:
Department for Communities and Local Government (DCLG)
- National non-domestic rates collected by councils
- Council Tax statistics
- Tables on rents, lettings and tenancies from English Housing Survey
- StatsWales: non-domestic rates collection
- Council Tax statistics and research
- StatsWales: private sector rents
- non-domestic rates revaluation appeals
- Council Tax collection statistics
- Council Tax data
- private sector rent statistics, Scotland, 2010 to 2015