East Devon 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.

East Devon Council is the local governing body responsible for the Government District of East Devon, in Devon. In February 2019, the council moved its base to Honiton. East Devon business rates are charged on most non-domestic premises. This includes most commercial properties such as hotels and restaurants, which make up the typical economy in the East Devon region.

A typically large industry is the construction sector, which can also be subject to business rates in East Devon. Properties such as office buildings in the construction 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.

East Devon also relies heavily on the accommodation and food services sector, which contributed to the 4.2% growth in GDP (Gross Domestic Product) in 2018 and 2019 in the East Devon area. East Devon business rates relief could apply to many businesses in the accommodation and food services sector. Another large contributor to the retail in the East Devon area is the construction industry, which accounts for 9.7% of employment. Your business rates in East Devon 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 the East Devon area. This means that unless RVA are able to find a reduction in your East Devon 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 East Devon and the rest of England and Wales.

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