Staffordshire 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.

Staffordshire County Council is the top-tier, local authority responsible for the non-metropolitan county of Staffordshire. Staffordshire 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 Staffordshire region.

A typically large industry is the transport and storage sector, which can also be subject to business rates in Staffordshire. Properties such as office buildings and warehouses in the transport and storage 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.

Staffordshire also relies heavily on the business administration and support sector, where it represents over 8% of the roles in the region. Staffordshire business rates relief could apply to many businesses in the business administration and support sector. Another large contributor to the economy in Staffordshire is the manufacturing industry, which works with heavy machinery and lorry’s making deliveries across the UK. Your business rates in Staffordshire 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 Staffordshire. This means that unless RVA are able to find a reduction in your Staffordshire 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 Staffordshire and the rest of England and Wales.

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Staffordshire July 6, 2022