Cheshire West and Chester 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.

Cheshire West and Chester Council is the local governing body responsible for the unitary authority of Cheshire West and Chester. Being a unitary authority gives them the combined powers of a district council and a non-metropolitan county. Cheshire West and Chester business rates are charged on most non-domestic premises. This includes most commercial properties such as department stores and offices, which make up the typical economy in the Cheshire West and Chester region.

A typically large industry is the professional scientific and technical sector, which can also be subject to business rates in Cheshire West and Chester. Properties such as office buildings in the professional scientific and technical 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.

Cheshire West and Chester also relies heavily on the construction sector, which accounts for 1,425 businesses in the area. Cheshire West and Chester council small business rates relief could apply to many businesses in the construction sector. Another large contributor to the economy in Cheshire West and Chester is the retail industry, where approximately 22,000 people are employed. Your business rates in Cheshire West and Chester 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 Cheshire West and Chester. This means that unless RVA are able to find a reduction in your Cheshire West and Chester 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 Cheshire West and Chester and the rest of England and Wales.

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Cheshire West and Chester July 1, 2022