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.
Gloucester Council is the local governing body responsible for the city of Gloucester. It is split between eighteen wards, with a total of thirty-nine councillors elected to the city council. Gloucester city 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 Gloucester region.
A typically large industry is the cyber security sector, which can also be subject to business rates in Gloucester. Properties such as offices in the cyber security 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.
Gloucester also relies heavily on the digital sector, which is forecast to be one of Gloucester’s major growth areas. Gloucester council business rates relief could apply to many businesses in the agriculture, forestry and fishing sectors. Another large contributor to the economy in Gloucester is the advanced manufacturing and aerospace industry, where companies work with delivering heavy machinery across the UK. Your business rates in Shropshire 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 Gloucester. This means that unless RVA are able to find a reduction in your Gloucester City 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 Gloucester and the rest of England and Wales.