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.
Charnwood Council is the local governing body responsible for the government district of Charnwood in Leicestershire. It also holds borough status. Charnwood business rates are charged on most non-domestic premises. This includes most commercial properties such as hotels and offices, which make up the typical economy in the Charnwood region.
A typically large industry is the retail sector, which can also be subject to business rates in Charnwood. Properties such as warehouses and 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.
Charnwood also relies heavily on the construction sector, which in 2019 accounted for 9,000 jobs. Charnwood business rates relief could apply to many businesses in the retail and leisure sector. Another large contributor to the economy in Charnwood is the accommodation and food services industry, where employment increased by 28.6% between 2011 and 2019. Your business rates in Charnwood 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 Charnwood. This means that unless RVA are able to find a reduction in your Charnwood 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 Charnwood and the rest of England and Wales.