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.
Richmondshire District Council is the local authority responsible for the area which covers the northern Yorkshire Dales – Swaledale, Wensleydale, Coverdale, Arkengarthdale, Scotch Corner, and Scots’ Dyke. Richmondshire District Council business rates are charged on most non-domestic premises. This includes most commercial properties such as pubs and warehouses, which make up the typical economy in the Richmondshire region.
A typically large industry is the construction sector, which can also be subject to business rates in Richmondshire. Properties such as office buildings and warehouses in the construction 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.
Richmondshire also relies heavily on the accommodation and food services sector, which accounts for 15% of the roles in the region’s workforce. Richmondshire District Council small business rates relief could apply to many businesses in the business administration and support sector. Another large contributor to the economy in Richmondshire is the agriculture, forestry and fishing industry, which represents 12.5% of the roles in the region’s workforce. Your business rates in Richmondshire 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 Richmondshire. This means that unless RVA are able to find a reduction in your Richmondshire District 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 Richmondshire and the rest of England and Wales.