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.
Calderdale council is the local governing body responsible for the Metropolitan Borough of Calderdale. It is a metropolitan district council; one of thirty-six across England. Calderdale council 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 Calderdale region.
A typically large industry is the healthcare sector, which can also be subject to business rates in Calderdale. Properties such as office buildings and warehouses in the healthcare 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.
Calderdale also relies heavily on the manufacturing sector, which accounts for more output in West Yorkshire than any other sector (12.4%). Calderdale Council business rates relief could apply to many businesses in the manufacturing sector. Another large contributor to the economy in Calderdale is the digital industry, which has increased by 48% across West Yorkshire since 2015. Your business rates in Calderdale 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 Calderdale. This means that unless RVA are able to find a reduction in your 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 Calderdale and the rest of England and Wales.