Wakefield Council  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.

Wakefield Metropolitan District Council is the local governing body responsible for the City of Wakefield. It is a metropolitan district council and provides the full range of local government services to its constituents.  Wakefield council business rates are charged on most non-domestic premises. This includes most commercial properties such as warehouses and office buildings, which make up the typical economy in the Wakefield region.

A typically large industry is the transport industry, which can also be subject to business rates in Wakefield. Properties such as office buildings and warehouses in the transport 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.

Wakefield also relies heavily on the healthcare industry, which is the largest employment sector in the region. Wakefield Council business rates relief could apply to many businesses in the healthcare sector. Another large contributor to the economy in Wakefield is the manufacturing industry, which works with heavy machinery as well as delivering products all across the UK. Your business rates in Wakefield 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 Wakefield. 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 Wakefield and the rest of England and Wales.

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