Business Rates (also known as non-domestic rates) are a tax levied by the government on all commercial premises. The Rateable Value of a property is set by the Valuation Office Agency (VOA) and collected by your local authority.
Ashfield District Council is the local governing body responsible for the local government district of Ashfield. Ashfield District council business rates are charged on most non-domestic premises. This includes most commercial properties such as offices and warehouses, which make up the typical economy in the Ashfield region.
A typically large industry is the wholesale and retail sector, which can also be subject to business rates in Ashfield. Properties such as warehouses and department stores in the wholesale and retail sector can be incorrectly valued as usually their use can change over many years, and information may not have been updated with the VOA. This can have a huge impact on business running costs, as business rates can be in the top five costs for a business.
Ashfield also relies heavily on the manufacturing sector, which in 2019 employed 10,000 people. Ashfield District council business rates relief could apply to many businesses in the manufacturing sector. Another large contributor to the economy in Ashfield is the human health and social work activities industry, where employment accounted for 20.8% of the workforce in 2019. Your business rates in Ashfield can be affected by any disruption or adverse access to your property and backdated savings could apply to the beginning of the Ratings List.
RVA Surveyors offers a ‘no reduction, no fee’ service, giving reassurance to all businesses when tackling their business rates in Ashfield. This means that unless RVA are able to find a reduction in your Council business rates, there is no cost to the business. Whether commercial property owners or tenants, RVA are able to help business rates payers achieve reductions in their business rates across Ashfield and the rest of England and Wales.