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.
Lincoln Council is the local governing body responsible for the non-metropolitan county of Lincolnshire. Lincoln council 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 Lincolnshire region.
A typically large industry is the retail sector, which can also be subject to business rates in Lincoln. Properties such as warehouses and department stores 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.
Lincoln also relies heavily on the manufacturing sector, with the manufacturers of turbines having thirty-five times more people employed than when compared nationally. Lincoln council business rates relief could apply to many businesses in the manufacturing sector. Another large contributor to the economy in Lincoln is the accommodation and food services industry, where companies are often dependent on large deliveries. Your business rates in Lincoln 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 Lincolnshire. This means that unless RVA are able to find a reduction in your 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 Lincoln and the rest of England and Wales.