Leicester City 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.

Leicester City Council is a unitary authority responsible for local government in the city of Leicester, England. It consists of 54 councillors, representing 22 wards in the city, overseen by a directly elected mayor. Leicester 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 Leicester region.

A typically large industry is the retail sector, which can also be subject to business rates in Leicester. Properties such as shops and warehouses in the retail 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.

Leicester also relies heavily on the manufacturing sector, which in 2019 contributed to 33,000 trading businesses within the region. Leicester City Council business rates relief could apply to many businesses in the manufacturing sector. Another large contributor to the economy in Leicester is the logistics industry, which works with distributing products across the UK. Your business rates in Leicester 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 Leicester. This means that unless RVA are able to find a reduction in your Leicester 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 Leicester and the rest of England and Wales.

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