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.
Wiltshire Council is the local governing body responsible for Wiltshire county and is currently based in the town of Trowbridge. Wiltshire council business rates are charged on most non-domestic premises. This includes most commercial properties such as retail and warehouses, which make up the typical economy in the Wiltshire area.
A typically large industry is the manufacturing sector, which can also be subject to business rates in Wiltshire. Properties such as office buildings and warehouses in the manufacturing 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.
Wiltshire also relies heavily on the wholesale and retail sector, which makes up 17.1% of Wiltshire’s economy. Wiltshire Council business rates relief could apply to many businesses in the wholesale and retail sector. Another large contributor to the economy in Wiltshire is the health and social work industry, which is the largest sector in five community areas. Your business rates in Wiltshire 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 Wiltshire. 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 Wiltshire and the rest of England and Wales.