Mid Sussex 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.

Mid Sussex Council is the local governing body responsible for the non-metropolitan county of West Sussex. Mid Sussex business rates are charged on most non-domestic premises. This includes most commercial properties such as offices and restaurants, which make up the typical economy in the Mid Sussex region.

A typically large industry is the accommodation and food services sector, which can also be subject to business rates in Mid Sussex. Properties such as hotels and takeaways in the accommodation and food services 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.

Mid Sussex also relies heavily on the retail sector, contributing to the estimated overall GDP (Gross Domestic Product) of £4 billion for 2019 in the Mid Sussex area. Mid Sussex business rates relief could apply to many businesses in the economy sector. Another large contributor to the economy in the Mid Sussex area is the professional, scientific and technical industry, which represents 8.3% of the workforce. Your business rates in Mid Sussex 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 the Mid Sussex area. This means that unless RVA are able to find a reduction in your Mid Sussex 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 Mid Sussex and the rest of England and Wales.

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