North Devon Council 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.

North Devon Council is the local governing body responsible for North Devon District, in the county of Devon. It was formed on the 1st April 1974 and the council’s main public office is based at Lynton House, in Barnstaple. North Devon council business rates are charged on most non-domestic premises. This includes most commercial properties such as office buildings and warehouses, which make up the typical economy in the North Devon region.

A typically large industry is the real estate sector, which can also be subject to business rates in North Devon. Properties such as offices in the real estate 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.

North Devon also relies heavily on the tourism sector, which – along with other sectors – helped to account for 43.1% of employment in 2019. . North Devon council small business rates relief could apply to many businesses in the tourism sector. Another large contributor to the economy in North Devon is the agriculture industry, which when compared nationally, is over-represented. Your business rates in North Devon 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 North Devon. This means that unless RVA are able to find a reduction in your North Devon 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 North Devon and the rest of England and Wales.

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