Test Valley 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.

Test Valley Council is the local governing body responsible for the local government district of Test Valley, in Hampshire. Test Valley business rates are charged on most non-domestic premises. This includes most commercial properties such as shops and warehouses, which make up the typical economy in the Test Valley region.

A typically large industry is the construction sector, which can also be subject to business rates in Test Valley. Properties such as warehouses and offices in the construction 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.

Test Valley also relies heavily on the manufacturing sector, which accounts for 6,000 jobs in the Test Valley area. Test Valley business rates relief could apply to many businesses in the manufacturing sector. Another large contributor to the economy in the Test Valley area is the retail industry, which represents 8.4% of employment in the region. Your business rates in Test Valley 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 Test Valley area. This means that unless RVA are able to find a reduction in your Test Valley 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 Test Valley and the rest of England and Wales.

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