The Isles of Scilly 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.

Council of The Isles of Scilly is the local governing body responsible for the Isles of Scilly, off the west coast of Cornwall. As a unitary authority, it has the combined powers of a non-metropolitan county and a district council. The Isles of Scilly business rates are charged on most non-domestic premises. This includes most commercial properties such as hotels and restaurants, which make up the typical economy in the Isles of Scilly region.

A typically large industry is the transport and storage sector, which can also be subject to business rates in the Isles of Scilly. Properties such as warehouses in the transport and storage 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.

The Isles of Scilly also relies heavily on the accommodation and food services sector, which accounts for 35.7% of the roles in the area. The Isles of Scilly small business rates relief could apply to many businesses in the accommodation and food services sector. Another large contributor to the economy in the Isles of Scilly is the agriculture, forestry and fishing industry, which represents 11.9% of the roles in the workforce. Your business rates in the Isles of Scilly 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 Isles of Scilly. This means that unless RVA are able to find a reduction in your Isles of Scilly 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 the Isles of Scilly and the rest of England and Wales.

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The Isles of Scilly July 5, 2022