Bolton Council 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.

Bolton Council is the local governing body responsible for Metropolitan Borough of Bolton in Greater Manchester. As a metropolitan district council, it is one of ten in Greater Manchester, and one of thirty-six metropolitan counties across the whole of England. Bolton business rates are charged on most non-domestic premises. This includes most commercial properties such as retail stores and warehouses, which make up the typical economy in the Bolton region.

A typically large industry is the creative and digital sector, which can also be subject to business rates in Bolton. Properties such as warehouses and department stores in the creative and digital 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.

Bolton also relies heavily on the retail and leisure sector, which is closely aligned with the Greater Manchester’s key sectors as of 2022. Bolton council small business rates relief could apply to many businesses in the retail and leisure sector. Another large contributor to the economy in Bolton is the logistics industry, where companies work delivering across the UK. Your business rates in Bolton 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 Bolton. This means that unless RVA are able to find a reduction in your Bolton 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 Bolton and the rest of England and Wales.

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