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.
South Derbyshire District Council is the local authority responsible for the local government district of South Derbyshire. South Derbyshire District Council business rates are charged on most non-domestic premises. This includes most commercial properties such as manufacturing firms and office buildings, which make up the typical economy in the South Derbyshire region.
A typically large industry is the retail sector, which can also be subject to business rates in South Derbyshire. Properties such as shops and offices in the retail 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.
South Derbyshire also relies heavily on the professional, scientific and technical sector, which contribute to the 4.2% growth in GDP (Gross Domestic Product) per year in 2018 and in 2019 for the region. South Derbyshire business rates relief could apply to many businesses in the professional, scientific and technical sector. Another large contributor to the economy in South Derbyshire is the manufacturing industry, which works with heavy machinery and lorry’s making deliveries across the UK. Your business rates in South Derbyshire 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 South Derbyshire. This means that unless RVA are able to find a reduction in your South Derbyshire 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 South Derbyshire and the rest of England and Wales.