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.
Derby City Council is a unitary authority responsible for local government in the city of Derby. It consists of 51 councillors, representing 17 electoral wards in the city. Derby City 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 Derby region.
A typically large industry is the technology sector, which can also be subject to business rates in Derby. Properties such as warehouses in the technology 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.
Derby also relies heavily on the aerospace and rail sectors, which produce approximately a third of the city’s Gross Value Added (GVA). Derby City Council business rates relief could apply to many businesses in the aerospace and rail sectors. Another large contributor to the economy in Derby is the manufacturing industry, where a specialist automotive manufacturer employs over 14,000 people alone. Your business rates in Derby 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 Derby. 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 Derby and the rest of England and Wales.