West Berkshire 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.

West Berkshire Council is the local governing body responsible for West Berkshire. As a unitary authority, it has the combined powers of a district council and a non-metropolitan county. It is divided in to 30 wards, and has an elected 52 councillors. West Berkshire council business rates are charged on most non-domestic premises. This includes most commercial properties such as retail stores and offices, which make up the typical economy in the West Berkshire region.

A typically large industry is the real estate sector, which can also be subject to business rates in West Berkshire. Properties such as office buildings in the real estate 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.

West Berkshire also relies heavily on the information and communication sector, which typically contributes around £2308 million GVA (Gross Value Added). West Berkshire council small business rates relief could apply to many businesses in the information and communication sector. Another large contributor to the economy in West Berkshire is the wholesale and retail industry, which contribute 11% of West Berkshire’s GVA. Your business rates in West Berkshire 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 West Berkshire. This means that unless RVA are able to find a reduction in your West Berkshire 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 West Berkshire and the rest of England and Wales.

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