Business Rates (also known as non-domestic rates) are a tax levied by the government on all commercial premises. The Rateable Value (RV) of a property is set by the Valuation Office Agency (VOA) and collected by your local authority.
Salford City Council is the local authority of the City of Salford in Greater Manchester, England. It is a metropolitan borough council, one of ten in Greater Manchester and one of 36 in the metropolitan counties of England, and provides the majority of local government services in Salford. It is a constituent council of the Greater Manchester Combined Authority. Salford council business rates are charged on most non-domestic premises. This includes most commercial properties such as offices and retail shops, which make up the typical economy in the Salford region.
A typically large industry is the retail sector, which can also be subject to business rates in Salford. Properties such as restaurants and shops in the retail sector can be incorrectly valued as usually their use can change over many years, and information will not have been updated with the VOA. This can have a huge impact on the business running costs, as business rates can be in the top five costs for a business.
Salford also relies heavily on the strengths in manufacturing, which supports 15,000 jobs and contributed to gross value added reaching £6.5bn in 2018. Salford council small business rate relief could apply to much business in this sector. Another large contributor to the economy is the world class creative, digital and media cluster based at MediaCityUK, which has created over 10,000 jobs since its launch. Your business rates in Salford could be affected by any disruption or adverse access to your property; and backdated savings could apply back 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 Salford. This means that unless RVA are able to find a reduction in your Salford 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 Salford and the rest of England and Wales.