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.
Liverpool City Council is the local governing body responsible for the City of Liverpool in Merseyside. It is a constituent council of Liverpool City Region Combined Authority and consists of ninety councillors – three for each of the city’s thirty wards. Liverpool council business rates are charged on most non-domestic premises. Information on Liverpool council business rate is also online as well. This includes most commercial properties such as hotels and warehouses, which make up the typical economy in the Liverpool region.
A typically large industry is the tourism sector, which can also be subject to business rates in Liverpool. Properties such as office buildings and shops in the tourism 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.
Liverpool also relies heavily on the manufacturing sector, which directly contributes £3.2 billion to the economy. Liverpool Council business rates relief could apply to many businesses in the manufacturing sector. Another large contributor to the economy in Liverpool is the life and sciences industry, which works with large trucks delivering products across the UK. Your business rates in Liverpool 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 Liverpool. 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 Liverpool and the rest of England and Wales.