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.
Malvern Council is the local governing body responsible for the local government district of Malvern Hills. It was formed in 1964 but the boundaries were redrawn in 1998. Malvern 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 Malvern Hills region.
A typically large industry is the science and technology sector, which can also be subject to business rates in Malvern Hills. Properties such as office buildings and warehouses in the science and technology sector may 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.
Malvern Hills also relies heavily on the agriculture sector, as it hosts some of the biggest horticultural and agricultural shows in the UK – the Royal Three Counties Show pulling in over ninety-three thousand visitors alone. Malvern Council business rates relief could apply to many businesses in the agriculture sector. Another large contributor to the economy in Malvern Hills is the manufacturing industry, which works with large trucks delivering products across the UK. Your business rates in Malvern Hills 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 Malvern Hills. 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 Malvern Hills and the rest of England and Wales