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.
Trafford Council is the local governing body responsible for Metropolitan Borough of Trafford in Greater Manchester. It is a metropolitan district council – one of thirty-six across England. Trafford council business rates are charged on most non-domestic premises. This includes most commercial properties such as department stores and warehouses, which make up the typical economy in the Trafford region.
A typically large industry is the creative and digital sector, which can also be subject to business rates in Trafford. Properties such as warehouses and department stores in the creative and digital 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.
Trafford also relies heavily on the manufacturing sector, particularly the food and drink manufacturing industry. Trafford council business rates relief could apply to many businesses in the agriculture, forestry and fishing sectors. Another large contributor to the economy in Trafford is the retail industry, where the Trafford Centre is a major draw. Your business rates in Trafford 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 Trafford. 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 Trafford and the rest of England and Wales.