Plymouth 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.

Plymouth Council is the local governing body responsible for the unitary authority of Plymouth, in Devon. Plymouth business rates are charged on most non-domestic premises. This includes most commercial properties such as retail stores and warehouses, which make up the typical economy in the Plymouth region.

A typically large industry is the fishing sector, which can also be subject to business rates in Plymouth. Properties such as warehouses in the fishing 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.

Plymouth also relies heavily on the marine industry, which accounts for 9.2% of England’s marine sector output. Plymouth council small business rates relief could apply to many businesses in the marine industries. Another large contributor to the economy in Plymouth is the advanced manufacturing sector, where companies work with specialised equipment and deliveries. Your business rates in Plymouth 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 Plymouth. This means that unless RVA are able to find a reduction in your Plymouth 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 Plymouth and the rest of England and Wales.

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