Boston 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.

Boston Borough Council is the local governing body responsible for the government district – with borough status – of Boston, in Lincolnshire. Boston 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 Boston region.

A typically large industry is the agriculture, forestry and fishing sector, which can also be subject to business rates in Boston. Properties such as warehouses in the agriculture, forestry and fishing 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.

Boston also relies heavily on the manufacturing sector, which represents 4,500 jobs in the area. Boston small business rates relief could apply to many businesses in the manufacturing sector. Another large contributor to the economy in Boston is the business administration and support industry, which account for 12.3% of the roles in the region. Your business rates in Boston 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 Boston. This means that unless RVA are able to find a reduction in your Boston 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 Boston and the rest of England and Wales.

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