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.
Kirklees Council is the local authority providing most local government services for the borough of Kirklees in West Yorkshire, England. It is a metropolitan district council and one of five constituent councils of the West Yorkshire Combined Authority. Kirklees business rates are charged on most non-domestic premises. This includes most industrial properties such as warehouses and plants, which make up the typical economy in the Kirklees region.
A typically large industry is the manufacturing sector, which can also be subject to business rates in Kirklees. 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 will 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.
Kirklees also relies heavily on the textiles industry, which in 2016 contributed to a 7.5bn increase in the gross value added (GVA) economy. Kirklees small business rate relief could apply to many businesses in this region. Another large contributor to the economy in Kirklees is the digital industry, which forges new ground in cyber security, gaming and software development. Your business rates in Kirklees 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 Kirklees. This means that unless RVA are able to find a reduction in your Kirklees 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 Kirklees and the rest of England and Wales.