Barking and Dagenham Business Rates

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.

Barking and Dagenham London Borough Council is the local authority responsible for the borough of Barking and Dagenham, in Greater London. It is one of thirty-two borough councils in the capital. Barking and Dagenham 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 Barking and Dagenham region.

A typically large industry is the retail sector, which can also be subject to business rates in Barking and Dagenham. Properties such as clothing stores in the 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.

Barking and Dagenham also relies heavily on the business administration and support sector, representing 11.9% of jobs in the borough. Barking and Dagenham business rates relief could apply to many businesses in the business administration and support sector. Another large contributor to the economy in Barking and Dagenham is the transport and storage industry, which is responsible for 6,000 jobs in the area. Your business rates in Barking and Dagenham 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 Barking and Dagenham. This means that unless RVA are able to find a reduction in your Barking and Dagenham 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 Barking and Dagenham and the rest of England and Wales.

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Barking and Dagenham July 1, 2022