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.
Blackburn with Darwen Borough Council is the local governing body responsible for Blackburn with Darwen. As a unitary authority, it has the combined powers of a district council and a non-metropolitan county. Blackburn with Darwen council business rates is charged on most non-domestic premises. This includes most commercial properties such as offices and retail shops, which make up the typical economy in the Blackburn with Darwen region.
A typically large industry is the business administration sector, which can also be subject to business rates in Blackburn with Darwen. Properties such as office buildings in the business administration sector may 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.
Blackburn with Darwen also relies heavily on the retail sector, which – with four other sectors – makes up over half of the businesses in the borough. Blackburn with Darwen council business rates relief could apply to many businesses in the region. Another large contributor to the economy in Blackburn with Darwen is the construction industry, which works with leavy machinery and large trucks delivering products across the UK. Your business rates in Blackburn with Darwen 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 Blackburn with Darwen. 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 Blackburn with Darwen and the rest of England and Wales.