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.
Halton Borough Council is the local governing body responsible for the borough of Halton. It incorporates the towns of Runcorn, and Widnes, and the parishes of Daresbury, Hale, Moore, and Preston Brook. Halton 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 Halton region.
A typically large industry is the professional, scientific and technical sector, which can also be subject to business rates in Halton. Properties such as offices in the professional, scientific and technical 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.
Halton also relies heavily on the manufacturing sector, which accounts for 12.3% of all employment in the Halton area. Halton council business rates relief could apply to many businesses in the manufacturing sector. Another large contributor to the economy in the Halton area is the transport and storage industry, which employs 6,000 people in the area. Your business rates in Halton 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 Halton area. This means that unless RVA are able to find a reduction in your Halton 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 Halton and the rest of England and Wales.