Bracknell Forest 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.

Bracknell Forest Council is the local governing body responsible for the borough of Bracknell Forest, in Berkshire. As a unitary authority, it has the combined powers of a non-metropolitan county and a district council. Bracknell Forrest business rates are charged on most non-domestic premises. This includes most commercial properties such as warehouses and offices, which make up the typical economy in the Bracknell Forest region.

A typically large industry is the wholesale sector, which can also be subject to business rates in Bracknell Forest. Properties such as warehouses in the wholesale 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.

Bracknell Forest also relies heavily on the professional, scientific and technical sector, which contributed to the overall GDP (Gross Domestic Product) in 2019 of £5.7 billion in the Bracknell Forest area. Bracknell Forest business rates relief could apply to many businesses in the professional, scientific and technical sector. Another large contributor to the economy in the Bracknell Forest area is the information and communication industry, which accounts for 8,000 jobs in the region. Your business rates in Bracknell Forest 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 the Bracknell Forest area. This means that unless RVA are able to find a reduction in your Bracknell Forest 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 Bracknell Forest and the rest of England and Wales.

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