Andrew Hetherton is a Director and Andrew Hetherton Consulting Ltd and business rates consultant. He has 22 years of experience as a business rates consultant in private practice. Having previously worked for GL Hearn he has been involved with business rates appeals throughout the United Kingdom and in the Irish Republic. Prior to that, he spent a short time working for the Valuation Office Agency (VOA).
Andrew is an elected member of the Council of the Institute of Revenues, Rating and Valuation (IRRV) its Junior Vice President, Chairman of the Law and Research Committee and The Valuers Association. He is a Past President of the Rating Surveyors’ Association (RSA) and has served on the Committee of the RSA since 2008. Currently he is also one of the IRRV representatives on both the Professional Bodies Liaison Group and the Valuation Tribunal Users Group. He is also a member of the RICS Local Taxation and Policy Panel.
Andrew has given evidence to the Parliamentary Select Committee for Communities and Local Government to assist its current inquiry into the business rates system. He has spoken at a variety of national and international events including the annual National Rating Days run by Contact Property Training, the annual RICS Rating Diploma Holders Conferences, various industry and trade conferences, and events organised by the International Property Tax Institute of which he is a member.