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.
Wigan council is the local governing body responsible for the Metropolitan Borough of Wigan. It consists of seventy-five councillors, split between twenty-five electoral wards. Wigan council business rates are charged on most non-domestic premises. This includes most commercial properties such as offices and retail shops, which make up the typical economy in the Wigan region.
A typically large industry is the creative digital sector, which can also be subject to business rates in Wigan. Properties such as office buildings in the creative digital 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.
Wigan also relies heavily on the business and financial sectors, which generate around £899 million of Gross Value Added (GVA) each year. Wigan council business rates relief could apply to many businesses in business and financial sectors. Another large contributor to the economy in Wigan is the education sector, which employs over nine thousand people. Your business rates in Wigan 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 Wigan. 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 Wigan and the rest of England and Wales.