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 Northamptonshire Council is the local authority responsible for half of the ceremonial county of Northamptonshire. It is a unitary authority, meaning that it has the combined powers of a non-metropolitan county and a district council. It was formed in 2021, and covers the towns of Kettering, Corby, Wellingborough, Rushden, Raunds, Desborough, Rothwell, Irthlingborough, Thrapston and Oundle. North Northamptonshire 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 North Northamptonshire region.
A typically large industry is the retail sector, which can also be subject to business rates in North Northamptonshire. Properties such as gift shops and convenience stores in the retail 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 Northamptonshire also relies heavily on the transport and storage sector, which represents 14% of the roles in the area. North Northamptonshire business rates relief could apply to many businesses in the transport and storage sector. Another large contributor to the economy in North Northamptonshire is the manufacturing industry, which works with heavy machinery and lorry’s making deliveries across the UK. Your business rates in North Northamptonshire 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 Northamptonshire. This means that unless RVA are able to find a reduction in your North Northamptonshire 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 Northamptonshire and the rest of England and Wales.