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.
Breckland Council is the local governing body responsible for the local government district of Breckland in Norfolk. Breckland 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 Breckland region.
A typically large industry is the retail sector, which can also be subject to business rates in Breckland. Properties such as department stores in the retail 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.
Breckland also relies heavily on the manufacturing sector, which accounts for 15.2% of employment in the Breckland area. Breckland business rates relief could apply to many businesses in the economy sector. Another large contributor to the economy in the Breckland area is the agriculture, forestry and fishing, helping to contribute to a 3.3% GDP (Gross Domestic Product) growth in 2018 and 2019. Your business rates in Breckland 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 Breckland area. This means that unless RVA are able to find a reduction in your Breckland 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 Breckland and the rest of England and Wales.