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.
Stockport Metropolitan Borough Council is the local authority for the Metropolitan Borough of Stockport, Greater Manchester, England. Stockport council business rates are charged on most non-domestic premises. This includes most commercial properties such as warehouses and retail shops, which make up the typical economy in the Stockport region.
A typically large industry is the retail sector, which equates to 17.2% of the workforce and is subject to business rates in Stockport. Properties such as office buildings and warehouses 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.
Stockport also relies heavily on the health and social sector, which contributed to 13.3% of Stockport employment sector. Stockport Council business rates relief could apply to many businesses in this region. Another large contributor to the economy in Stockport is the food industry, which works with large trucks delivering products across the UK. Your business rates in Stockport 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 Stockport. This means that unless RVA are able to find a reduction in your Stockport 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 Stockport and the rest of England and Wales.