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.
Brentwood Council is the local governing body responsible for the government district and borough of Brentwood in Essex. Brentwood council business rates are charged on most non-domestic premises. This includes most commercial properties such as offices and warehouses, which make up the typical economy in the Brentwood region.
A typically large industry is the business administration and support sector, which can also be subject to business rates in Brentwood. Properties such as office buildings in the business administration and support 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.
Brentwood also relies heavily on the construction sector, which surely contributed to the 1% increase in roles between 2019 and 2020 in the Brentwood area when compared to the 2% decrease across England. Brentwood council business rates relief could apply to many businesses in the construction sector. Another large contributor to the economy in the Brentwood area is the professional, scientific and technical industry, which accounts for 11.4% of the workforce. Your business rates in Brentwood 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 Brentwood area. This means that unless RVA are able to find a reduction in your Brentwood council 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 Brentwood and the rest of England and Wales.