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.
Wirral Council is the local governing body responsible for the Metropolitan Borough of Wirral. It is one of five metropolitan district councils in Merseyside and provides most of the local government services in Wirral. Wirral council business rates are charged on most non-domestic premises. This includes most commercial properties such as offices and shops, which make up the typical economy in the Wirral region.
A typically large industry is the retail sector, which can also be subject to business rates in Wirral. Properties such as office buildings and warehouses in the retail sector can be incorrectly valued as their usage can change 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.
Wirral also relies heavily on the healthcare industry, which between 2010-2017 employed 24.3% of the overall workforce. Wirral Council business rates relief could apply to many businesses in the healthcare sector. Another large contributor to the economy in Wirral is the logistics industry, which is one of the largest-growing sectors in Wirral. Your business rates in Wirral 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 Wirral. 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 Wirral and the rest of England and Wales.