Harrogate 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.

Harrogate is a local government district and borough in North Yorkshire. The Harrogate Council is based in the town of Harrogate but also encompasses the surrounding towns and villages. Harrogate council business rates are charged on most non-domestic premises. This includes most commercial properties such as retail shops and warehouses, which make up the typical economy in the Harrogate region.

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

Harrogate also relies heavily on the financial sector, which surely contributes to the economic predictions of the increase in Gross Value Added (GVA) in the Harrogate area by 2.7% in 2022-2025. Harrogate council business rates relief could apply to many businesses in the financial sector. Another large contributor to the economy in Harrogate is the manufacturing industry, which works with heavy machinery. Your business rates in Harrogate 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 Harrogate. 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 Harrogate and the rest of England and Wales.

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