Hampshire County 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.

Hampshire County Council is the local authority responsible for 11 of the 13 districts located within the ceremonial county of Hampshire. As one of 24 county councils in England, it is the upper-tier of local government. Hampshire County business rates are charged on most non-domestic premises. This includes most commercial properties such as manufacturing firms and warehouses, which make up the typical economy in the Hampshire County region.

A typically large industry is the manufacturing sector, which can also be subject to business rates in Hampshire County. Properties such as office buildings and warehouses in the manufacturing 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.

Hampshire County also relies heavily on the retail sector, representing 9.8% of the workforce – undoubtedly contributing to the region’s overall estimated GDP (Gross Domestic Product) worth of £49 billion in 2019. Hampshire County business rates relief could apply to many businesses in the retail sector. Another large contributor to the economy in Hampshire County is the professional, scientific and technical industry, which accounts for 48,000 jobs in the area. Your business rates in Hampshire County 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 Hampshire County. This means that unless RVA are able to find a reduction in your Hampshire County 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 Hampshire County and the rest of England and Wales.

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