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.
Rushmoor Council is the local governing body responsible for the local government district and borough of Rushmoor, in Hampshire. Rushmoor 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 Rushmoor region.
A typically large industry is the retail sector, which can also be subject to business rates in Rushmoor. Properties such as 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.
Rushmoor also relies heavily on sectors such as professional, scientific and technical, with 14.6% of the workforce in Rushmoor working in the professional, scientific and technical sector. Rushmoor business rates relief could apply to many businesses in this region. Another large contributor to the economy in Rushmoor is the information and communication industry, which accounts for 12.5% of the workforce in Rushmoor. Your business rates in Rushmoor 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 Rushmoor. This means that unless RVA are able to find a reduction in your Rushmoor 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 Rushmoor and the rest of England and Wales.