Poole 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.

Poole council was dissolved in 2019 and is now officially the Bournemouth, Christchurch and Poole council – the local governing authority for these areas. Poole council business rates are charged on most non-domestic premises. This includes most commercial properties such as retail shops and warehouses, which make up the typical economy in the Poole, Bournemouth and Christchurch region.

A typically large industry is the healthcare sector, which as part of the private sector, can also be subject to business rates in Poole. Properties such as offices in the healthcare 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.

Poole also relies heavily on the marine sector, which is in fact at the edge of the UK’s most significant marine sector. Poole Council business rates relief could apply to many businesses in the marine sector. Another large contributor to the economy in Poole, Bournemouth and Christchurch is the engineering industry, which works with heavy machinery. Your business rates in Poole, Bournemouth and Christchurch 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 Poole, Bournemouth and Christchurch. This means that unless RVA are able to find a reduction in your 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 Poole and the rest of England and Wales

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