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.
Doncaster Council is the local authority responsible for the Metropolitan Borough of Doncaster. As a metropolitan district council, it I one of thirty-six across England. Doncaster council business rates are charged on most non-domestic premises. This includes most commercial properties such as warehouses, which make up the typical economy in the Doncaster region.
A typically large industry is the logistics sector, which can also be subject to business rates in Doncaster. Properties such as office buildings and warehouses in the logistics 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.
Doncaster also relies heavily on the retail and e-commerce industries, as 37% of employment in Doncaster in 2011 is made up of the private sector. Doncaster Council business rates relief could apply to many businesses in the retail and e-commerce sectors. Another large contributor to the economy in Doncaster is the rail industry, which is quickly becoming a world leader. Your business rates in Doncaster 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 Doncaster. 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 Doncaster and the rest of England and Wales.