Warrington Borough 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.

Warrington Borough Council is the local governing body responsible for Warrington in Cheshire. As a unitary authority, it has the combined powers of a non-metropolitan county and a district council. Warrington Borough business rates are charged on most non-domestic premises. This includes most commercial properties such as retail stores and warehouses, which make up the typical economy in the Warrington region.

A typically large industry is the retail sector, which can also be subject to business rates in Warrington. Properties such as gift shops in the retail 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.

Warrington also relies heavily on the professional, scientific and technical sector, which accounts for 16.1% of the jobs in the area. Warrington Borough council small business rates relief could apply to many businesses in the professional, scientific and technical sector. Another large contributor to the economy in Warrington is the transport and storage industry, where companies work with large vehicles and dangerous equipment across UK. Your business rates in Warrington 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 Warrington. This means that unless RVA are able to find a reduction in your Warrington Borough 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 Warrington and the rest of England and Wales.

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