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Everything you need to know about indexation of asset valuations

By Chris Brain, CIPFA Construction and Property Advisor

During recent conversations with local government finance and property practitioners, CIPFA has noticed that the indexation of valuations has started to be raised as an issue on a frequent basis, most often by auditors.

In CIPFA’s view it would be best to avoid indexation altogether, but if indexation is to be used, it should be approached with tremendous care. It should only be done where there is sufficient certainty that the transactions comprising any index are comparable to the asset valuation being adjusted, and where there are not contra-movements in other aspects of the valuation.

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