Forest of Dean 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.

Forest of Dean District Council is the local governing body responsible for the district of Forest of Dean, in West Gloucestershire. Forest of Dean business rates are charged on most non-domestic premises. This includes most commercial properties such as office buildings and warehouses, which make up the typical economy in the Forest of Dean region.

A typically large industry is the construction sector, which can also be subject to business rates in Forest of Dean. Properties such as warehouses 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.

Forest of Dean also relies heavily on the agriculture, forestry and fishing sector, which accounts for 8.1% of the jobs in the area. Forest of Dean District Council small business rates relief could apply to many businesses in the retail and leisure sector. Another large contributor to the economy in Forest of Dean is the manufacturing industry, which accounts for 16.2% of the roles in the region. Your business rates in Forest of Dean 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 Forest of Dean. This means that unless RVA are able to find a reduction in your Forest of Dean 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 Forest of Dean and the rest of England and Wales.

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