Braintree 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.

Braintree Council is the local governing body responsible for the Government District of Braintree in Essex. Braintree business rates are charged on most non-domestic premises. This includes most commercial properties such as shops and warehouses, which make up the typical economy in the Braintree region.

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

Braintree also relies heavily on the retail sector, which contributed to the 2% increase in job roles between 2019 and 2020. Braintree business rates relief could apply to many businesses in the retail sector. Another large contributor to the economy in the Braintree area is the construction industry, which accounts for 8.9% of the workforce. Your business rates in Braintree 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 Braintree area. This means that unless RVA are able to find a reduction in your Braintree 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 Braintree and the rest of England and Wales.

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