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.
Knowsley Metropolitan Borough Council is the local governing body responsible for the metropolitan borough of Knowsley in Merseyside. As a metropolitan district council, it is one of five across Merseyside and one of 36 across the metropolitan counties of England. Knowsley business rates are charged on most non-domestic premises. This includes most commercial properties such as offices and warehouses, which make up the typical economy in the Knowsley region.
A typically large industry is the administration and support services sector, which can also be subject to business rates in Knowsley. Properties such as offices in the administration and support services 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.
Knowsley also relies heavily on the manufacturing sector, which accounts for 12,000 jobs in the Knowsley area. Knowsley business rates relief could apply to many businesses in the manufacturing sector. Another large contributor to the economy in the Knowsley area is the retail industry, which represents 10.1% of employment in the area. Your business rates in Knowsley 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 Knowsley area. This means that unless RVA are able to find a reduction in your Knowsley 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 Knowsley and the rest of England and Wales.