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.
Lewes District Council is the authority responsible for the local government district of Lewes in East Sussex. Lewes District Council business rates are charged on most non-domestic premises. This includes most commercial properties such as department stores and restaurants, which make up the typical economy in the Lewes region.
A typically large industry is the information and communication sector, which can also be subject to business rates in Lewes. Properties such as office buildings in the information and communication 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.
Lewes also relies heavily on the retail sector, contributing to the 4.1% GDP (Gross Domestic Product) growth per year in 2018 and in 2019. Lewes District Council business rates relief could apply to many businesses in the retail sector. Another large contributor to the economy in Lewes is the accommodation and food services industry, which represents 7.1% of the workforce. Your business rates in Lewes 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 Lewes. This means that unless RVA are able to find a reduction in your Lewes 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 Lewes and the rest of England and Wales.