Rochford 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.

Rochford Council is the local governing body responsible for the local government district of Rochford, in Essex. Rochford council business rates are charged on most non-domestic premises. This includes most commercial properties such as clothing shops and offices, which make up the typical economy in the Rochford region.

A typically large industry is the construction sector, which can also be subject to business rates in Rochford. Properties such as warehouses and office buildings in this 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.

Rochford also relies heavily on sectors such as retail, with 10.2% of the workforce in Rochford working in the retail sector. Rochford Council business rates relief could apply to many businesses in this region. Another large contributor to the economy in Rochford is the manufacturing industry, which works with heavy machinery and large trucks delivering products across the UK. Your business rates in Rochford 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 Rochford. This means that unless RVA are able to find a reduction in your Rochford 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 Rochford and the rest of England and Wales.

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