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.
Bath and North East Somerset Council is the local governing body responsible for the district of Bath and North East Somerset, in Somerset. Bath and North East Somerset business rates are charged on most non-domestic premises. This includes most commercial properties such as retail stores and offices, which make up the typical economy in the Bath and North East Somerset region.
A typically large industry is the accommodation and food services sector, which can also be subject to business rates in Bath and North East Somerset. Properties such as restaurants and cafés in the accommodation and food services 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.
Bath and North East Somerset also relies heavily on the professional, scientific and technical sector, which accounts for 10,000 jobs in the region. Bath and North East Somerset council small business rates relief could apply to many businesses in the professional, scientific and technical sector. Another large contributor to the economy in Bath and North East Somerset is the retail industry, which represents 9.7% of the roles in the region’s workforce. Your business rates in Bath and North East Somerset 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 Bath and North East Somerset. This means that unless RVA are able to find a reduction in your Bath and North East Somerset 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 Bath and North East Somerset and the rest of England and Wales.