A survey carried out by online accounting service, Crunch.co.uk, has found that the average rateable values of commercial property can vary by as much as £114,000 between regions. Westminster in London has the most expensive business rates, averaging at £123,600, while Tendring in Essex has an average business rate of just £9,300; that’s 13 times lower. The survey was based on the latest 2010 figures from the Valuation Office Agency (VOA). Average rates for commercial premises across England stand at £32,800, up from £27,000 in 2005. Unsurprisingly, the highest rates are mainly found in the London and South East regions, while the South West offers some of the most affordable rates. Related Posts:No Related Posts