Horsham District 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.

Horsham District Council is the local governing body responsible for the local government district of Horsham. Horsham District council business rates are charged on most non-domestic premises. This includes most commercial properties such as retail stores and offices, which make up the typical economy in the Horsham region.

A typically large industry is the professional, scientific and technical sector, which can also be subject to business rates in Horsham. Properties such as office buildings 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.

Horsham also relies heavily on the wholesale and retail trade including repair of motor vehicles and motorcycles sector, which in 2016 accounted for 20.4% of all employment in the region. Horsham District council small business rates relief could apply to many businesses in the wholesale and retail trade including repair of motor vehicles and motorcycles sector. Another large contributor to the economy in Horsham is the administrative and support services industry, which in 2016 was one of the sectors that helped to contribute to over half of the districts employment. Your business rates in Horsham District 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 Horsham. This means that unless RVA are able to find a reduction in your Horsham District 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 Horsham and the rest of England and Wales.

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