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.
Harlow District Council is the local governing body responsible for the non-metropolitan district of Harlow, in Essex. There are 11 wards, with 33 councillors in total. Harlow council business rates are charged on most non-domestic premises. This includes most commercial properties such as offices and department stores, which make up the typical economy in the Harlow region.
A typically large industry is the manufacturing sector, which can also be subject to business rates in Harlow. Properties such as 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.
Harlow also relies heavily on the business administration and support sector, representing 12.2% of employment in the Harlow area. Harlow council business rates relief could apply to many businesses in the business administration and support sector. Another large contributor to the economy in the Harlow area is the retail industry, which accounts for 11% of the workforce. Your business rates in Harlow 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 Harlow area. This means that unless RVA are able to find a reduction in your Harlow 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 Harlow and the rest of England and Wales.