Business rates - the commonly used term for non-domestic rates - are charged on most non-domestic premises, including most commercial properties such as shops, offices, pubs, warehouses and factories.
If you use a building or part of a building for business, you will probably have to pay business rates. Your premises will be given a rateable value by the valuation office agency, which your local authority will use to calculate how much you should pay.
If you are a retail business with a rateable value of £50,000 or less, then you may qualify for Business Rates Retail Relief:
- Business Rates - Retail Relief
- Business rates - explanatory notes
- Government's own guidance document
Contact our business rates service for further information or advice.
- How to make a business rates payment to the council
- Register for an account to view your business rates details online
- Search for the rateable value of a business
More information on business rates
- What business rates are used for
- How rateable values are assessed for different types of premises
- How business rates are calculated for pubs and other licensed premises
- How business rates are calculated for self-catering holiday lets
- Your liability for business rates when working from home
- Information on schemes and reliefs which may allow your business to pay lower rates
- What to do if you think your rateable value is wrong
- Estimate your rates bill
- VOA requests for rental information
- Starting and running a business
- Business Rates Retail Relief Guidance (Word Document, 0.1 Mb)
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