Lichfield District 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.

Lichfield District Council is the local authority responsible for the non-metropolitan district of Lichfield, in Staffordshire. The council was formed in 1974, after the merger of Lichfield City Council and Lichfield Rural District Council. Lichfield District business rates are charged on most non-domestic premises. This includes most commercial properties such as manufacturing firms and offices, which make up the typical economy in the Lichfield region.

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

Lichfield also relies heavily on the business administration and support sector, contributing the estimated GDP (Gross Domestic Product) worth £2.7 billion for the region in 2019. Lichfield District small business rates relief could apply to many businesses in the business administration and support sector. Another large contributor to the economy in Lichfield is the manufacturing industry, which works with heavy machinery and lorry’s making deliveries across the UK. Your business rates in Lichfield 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 Lichfield. This means that unless RVA are able to find a reduction in your Lichfield District 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 Lichfield and the rest of England and Wales.

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