Stockton on Tees 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.

Stockton-On-Tees Council is the local governing body responsible for the borough of Stockton-On-Tees. As a unitary authority, it has the combined powers of a district council and a non-metropolitan county. Business rates in Stockton-On-Tees are charged on most non-domestic premises. This includes most commercial properties such as offices and warehouses, which make up the typical economy in the Stockton-On-Tees region.

A typically large industry is the administration and support services sector, which can also be subject to business rates in Stockton-On-Tees. Properties such as office buildings in the administration and support 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.

Stockton-On-Tees also relies heavily on the manufacturing sector, which accounts for 10,000 of jobs in the Stockton-On-Tees area. Business rates relief in Stockton-On-Tees could apply to many businesses in the manufacturing sector. Another large contributor to the economy in the Stockton-On-Tees area is the retail industry, which helped to contribute to Stockton-On-Tees overall GDP (Gross Domestic Product) of £5.7 billion in 2019. Your business rates in Stockton-On-Tees 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 Stockton-On-Tees area. This means that unless RVA are able to find a reduction in your business rates in Stockton-On-Tees, 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 Stockton-On-Tees and the rest of England and Wales.

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Stockton on Tees July 4, 2022