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.
Scarborough Council is the local authority responsible for the non-metropolitan district and borough of Scarborough, in North Yorkshire. Scarborough Borough Council business rates are charged on most non-domestic premises. This includes most commercial properties such as manufacturing firms and warehouses, which make up the typical economy in the Scarborough region.
A typically large industry is the business administration and support sector, which can also be subject to business rates in Scarborough. Properties such as office buildings in the business administration and support 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.
Scarborough also relies heavily on the accommodation and food services sector, representing 15.9% of the workforce. Scarborough Borough Council small business rates relief could apply to many businesses in the accommodation and food services sector. Another large contributor to the economy in Scarborough is the manufacturing industry, which works with heavy machinery and lorry’s making deliveries across the UK. Your business rates in Scarborough 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 Scarborough. This means that unless RVA are able to find a reduction in your Scarborough Borough 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 Scarborough and the rest of England and Wales.