Slough 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.

Slough Council is the local governing body responsible for the borough of Slough, in Berkshire. As a unitary authority, it has the combined powers or a non-metropolitan county and a district council. Berkshire is purely a ceremonial county, and as such has no administrative responsibilities. Slough business rates are charged on most non-domestic premises. This includes most commercial properties such as retail stores and warehouses, which make up the typical economy in the Slough region.

A typically large industry is the information and communication sector, which can also be subject to business rates in Slough. Properties such as office buildings in the information and communication 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.

Slough also relies heavily on the transport and storage sector, which in 2021 was a major contributor to Slough’s overall economy. Slough small business rates relief could apply to many businesses in the transport and storage sector. Another large contributor to the economy in Slough is the construction industry, where companies work with heavy equipment. Your business rates in Slough 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 Slough. This means that unless RVA are able to find a reduction in your Slough 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 Slough and the rest of England and Wales.

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