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.
Tameside Metropolitan Borough Council is the local governing body of the Metropolitan Borough of Tameside in Greater Manchester. It is one of ten metropolitan district councils in Greater Manchester, and one of thirty-six metropolitan counties in England. Tameside council business rates are charged on most non-domestic premises. This includes most commercial properties such as warehouses and offices, which make up the typical economy in the Tameside region.
A typically large industry is the manufacturing sector, which can also be subject to business rates in Tameside. Properties such as office buildings and warehouses in the manufacturing 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.
Tameside also relies heavily on the healthcare sector, with it providing 14% of all jobs in Tameside. Tameside Council business rates relief could apply to many businesses in the healthcare sector. Another large contributor to the economy in Tameside is the engineering and manufacturing industry, which works with large trucks delivering products across the UK. Your business rates in Tameside 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 Tameside. This means that unless RVA are able to find a reduction in your 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 Tameside and the rest of England and Wales.