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.
Windsor and Maidenhead Borough Council is the local governing body responsible for the Royal Borough of Windsor and Maidenhead, in Berkshire. As a unitary authority, it has the combined powers of a non-metropolitan county and a district council. Windsor and Maidenhead business rates are charged on most non-domestic premises. This includes most commercial properties such as hotels and offices, which make up the typical economy in the Windsor and Maidenhead region.
A typically large industry is the accommodation and food services sector, which can also be subject to business rates in Windsor and Maidenhead. Properties such as pubs and restaurants 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.
Windsor and Maidenhead also relies heavily on the professional, scientific and technical, sector, accounting for 13.6% for the roles in the region. Windsor and Maidenhead small business rates relief could apply to many businesses in the professional, scientific and technical sector. Another large contributor to the economy in Windsor and Maidenhead is the information and communication industry, where companies supply 8,000 jobs to the region. Your business rates in Windsor and Maidenhead 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 Windsor and Maidenhead. This means that unless RVA are able to find a reduction in your Windsor and Maidenhead 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 Windsor and Maidenhead and the rest of England and Wales.