Stafford 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.

Stafford Borough Council is the local authority responsible for the local government district – with borough status – of Stafford, in Staffordshire. Stafford Borough Council business rates are charged on most non-domestic premises. This includes most commercial properties such as manufacturing firms and shops, which make up the typical economy in the Stafford region.

A typically large industry is the accommodation and food services sector, which can also be subject to business rates in Stafford. Properties such as takeaways and hostels in the accommodation and food services 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.

Stafford also relies heavily on the retail sector, of which accounts for 9.6% of the roles in the region’s workforce. Stafford Borough Council business rates relief could apply to many businesses in the retail sector. Another large contributor to the economy in Stafford is the manufacturing industry, which works with heavy machinery and lorry’s making deliveries across the UK. Your business rates in Stafford 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 Stafford. This means that unless RVA are able to find a reduction in your Stafford 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 Stafford and the rest of England and Wales.

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