Gateshead Council 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.

Gateshead is a metropolitan borough in the metropolitan county of Tyne and Wear. The borough forms part of the Tyneside conurbation which is centred on Newcastle-Upon-Tyne. Gateshead council business rates are charged on most non-domestic premises. This includes most commercial properties such as offices and warehouses, which make up the typical economy in the Gateshead region.

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

Gateshead also relies heavily on the advanced manufacturing sector, which between 2014 and 2021 helped to grow the North East of England’s employment by 47,700. Gateshead small business rates relief could apply to many businesses in the advanced manufacturing sector. Another large contributor to the economy in Gateshead is the logistics industry, which works with distributing products across the UK. Your business rates in Gateshead 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 Gateshead. 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 Gateshead and the rest of England and Wales.

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