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.
Uttlesford Council is the local authority responsible for the local government district of Uttlesford, in Essex. The council is based in the market town of Saffron Walden. Uttlesford business rates are charged on most non-domestic premises. This includes most commercial properties such as warehouses and hotels, which make up the typical economy in the Uttlesford region.
A typically large industry is the professional, scientific and technical sector, which can also be subject to business rates in Uttlesford. Properties such as office buildings in the professional, scientific and technical 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.
Uttlesford also relies heavily on the transport and storage sector, which represents 20% of the roles in the region’s workforce. Uttlesford business rates relief could apply to many businesses in the transport and storage sector. Another large contributor to the economy in Uttlesford is the accommodation and food services industry, which accounts for 8.9% of the jobs in the region. Your business rates in Uttlesford 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 Uttlesford. This means that unless RVA are able to find a reduction in your Uttlesford 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 Uttlesford and the rest of England and Wales.