West Suffolk 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 Suffolk Council is the local governing body responsible for the government district of West Suffolk. It was established in April 2019, after the merger of the then Forest Heath district, and the borough of St Edmundsbury. West Suffolk business rates are charged on most non-domestic premises. This includes most commercial properties such as offices and warehouses, which make up the typical economy in the West Suffolk region.

A typically large industry is the accommodation and food services sector, which can also be subject to business rates in West Suffolk. Properties such as pubs and hotels in the accommodation and food services 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 Suffolk also relies heavily on the business administration and support sector, representing 21.9% of roles in the district. West Suffolk small business rates relief could apply to many businesses in the business administration and support sector. Another large contributor to the economy in West Suffolk is the manufacturing industry, where companies work delivering across the UK. Your business rates in West Suffolk 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 Suffolk. This means that unless RVA are able to find a reduction in your West Suffolk 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 Suffolk and the rest of England and Wales.

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