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.
Merthyr Tydfil County Borough Council is the local authority responsible for the county borough of Merthyr Tydfil, a principal area of Wales. Merthyr Tydfil business rates are charged on most non-domestic premises. This includes most commercial properties such as manufacturing firms and warehouses, which make up the typical economy in the Merthyr Tydfil region.
A typically large industry is the information and communication sector, which can also be subject to business rates in Merthyr Tydfil. 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.
Merthyr Tydfil also relies heavily on the retail sector, surely contributing the 17% rise in roles between 2019 and 2020. Merthyr Tydfil business rates relief could apply to many businesses in the retail sector. Another large contributor to the economy in Merthyr Tydfil is the manufacturing industry, which works with heavy machinery and lorry’s making deliveries across the UK. Your business rates in Merthyr Tydfil 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 Merthyr Tydfil. This means that unless RVA are able to find a reduction in your Merthyr Tydfil 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 Merthyr Tydfil and the rest of England and Wales.