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.
Flintshire County Council is the unitary local authority responsible for the Welsh administrative county of Flintshire – an administrative subdivision in Wales. Flintshire 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 Flintshire region.
A typically large industry is the healthcare sector, which can also be subject to business rates in Flintshire. Properties such as office buildings and warehouses in the healthcare 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.
The county of Flintshire also relies heavily on the manufacturing sector, which along with water, production, construction, and energy, contributed to 27.9% of Wales economic output in 2016. Flintshire Council business rates relief could apply to many businesses in the manufacturing sector. Another large contributor to the economy in Flintshire is the construction industry, which works with heavy machinery. Your business rates in Flintshire 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 Flintshire. 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 Flintshire and the rest of England and Wales.