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 Moorlands Council is the local governing body responsible for the Government District of Staffordshire Moorlands in Staffordshire. The council is based in Leek and located between the city of Stoke-on-Trent, and the Peak District National Park. Staffordshire Moorlands business rates are charged on most non-domestic premises. This includes most commercial properties such as cinemas and warehouses, which make up the typical economy in the Staffordshire Moorlands region.
A typically large industry is the agriculture, forestry and fishing sector, which can also be subject to business rates in Staffordshire Moorlands. Properties such as offices in the agriculture, forestry and fishing 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 Moorlands also relies heavily on the manufacturing sector, which accounts for 13.6% of employment in the Staffordshire Moorlands area. Staffordshire Moorlands business rates relief could apply to many businesses in the manufacturing sector. Another large contributor to the economy in the Staffordshire Moorlands area is the arts, entertainment and recreation industry, which helped to contribute to Staffordshire Moorlands overall GDP (Gross Domestic Product) of £1.9 billion in 2019. Your business rates in Staffordshire Moorlands 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 the Staffordshire Moorlands area. This means that unless RVA are able to find a reduction in your Staffordshire Moorlands 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 Moorlands and the rest of England and Wales.