Sheffield City 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.

Sheffield City Council is the city council for the metropolitan borough of Sheffield in South Yorkshire, England. It consists of 84 councillors, elected to represent 28 wards, each with three councillors. Sheffield 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 Sheffield region.

A typically large industry is the healthcare sector, which can also be subject to business rates in Sheffield. Properties such as office buildings and warehouses in the healthcare 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 business running costs, as business rates can be in the top five costs for a business.

Sheffield also relies heavily on the Health and social sector, which contributed (along with the retail industry) to 33% of Sheffield’s Gross Value Added (GVA). Sheffield business rates relief could apply to many Health and social businesses in the region. Your business rates in Sheffield 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 Sheffield. This means that unless RVA are able to find a reduction in your 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 Sheffield and the rest of England and Wales.

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