East Suffolk 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 Suffolk Council is the local governing body responsible for the government district of East Suffolk. It was established in April 2019, after the merger of the then Suffolk Coastal district and the Waveney district. East Suffolk business rates are charged on most non-domestic premises. This includes most commercial properties such as shops and warehouses, which make up the typical economy in the East Suffolk region.

A typically large industry is the manufacturing sector, which can also be subject to business rates in East Suffolk. Properties such as warehouses and offices in the manufacturing 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 Suffolk also relies heavily on the retail sector, which contributed to the 5.7% GDP (Gross Domestic Product) growth per year in 2018 and in 2019 for the region. East Suffolk business rates relief could apply to many businesses in the retail sector. Another large contributor to the economy in the East Suffolk area is the transport and storage industry, which represents 10.4% of employment in the region. Your business rates in East Suffolk 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 Suffolk area. This means that unless RVA are able to find a reduction in your East Suffolk 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 Suffolk and the rest of England and Wales.

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