The Business Rates Experts
Jigsaw Rating Solutions provides a range of professional services relating to business rates including:
- Rateable value appeals
- Rating audits
- Advice on empty rates
We offer expert advice on how to keep your business rates liability to a minimum and ensuring that it has been calculated correctly in accordance with up-to-date legislation and based upon accurate assumptions and current circumstances.
Over time we have built and sustained relationships with local authorities and professional bodies allowing us to deal with our clients' instructions in a constructive and timely manner.
We are committed to providing a professional and reliable service within this complex field, using our profound knowledge and experience to ensure complete customer satisfaction.
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Business rates or non-domestic rates are simply a property tax for commercial property and equates to almost 50% of the annual rent, making it one of the highest expenses a business will incur. Due to this financial burden it is essential that every business takes the necessary steps to ensure that their business rates liability is correct. There is a strong possibility that you are overpaying your business rates and in some instances you may not need to pay anything at all.
The amount of business rates you pay is calculated by multiplying the rateable value of your property by the business rates multiplier set by central government. The rateable value is based upon the annual rent that the property could have been let for on the open market in 2008 and is calculated and set by the Valuation Office Agency.
A re-valuation of non-domestic properties is usually undertaken every 5 years, the last re-valuation having been on 1 April 2010. However the Government has postponed the next revaluation until 2017.
Reducing Your Business Rates
There are various reliefs available that can greatly reduce your rates or indeed negate the requirement to pay any rates at all. There are many instances when the aforementioned reliefs are not claimed or applied for due to a lack of knowledge on behalf of the liable party, or in some cases, an oversight or error caused by an administering authority.
It may also be appropriate to appeal against your rateable value due to an error in the rating list or a change in circumstances. Visit our Rateable Value Appeals page to see how.
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Jigsaw Rating Solutions can take care of all of this for you so you can be safe with the knowledge that a professional business rates expert is looking after your interests. We will ensure that you are paying only what you should be and not a penny more.