Business Rates

Business rates advice


If you are a business owner occupying a non-domestic property, you will be expected to contribute to local services.

Business Rates

Business rates are charged on properties such as:

  • Shops
  • Offices
  • Pubs
  • Warehouses
  • Factories
  • Holiday rental homes or guest houses

Your local authority offers comprehensive guidance to help you understand business rates. This includes:

  • What they are used for
  • How business rates are calculated
  • How to make payments
  • Information on reductions and business rates relief
  • How to appeal
  • Managing your business rates account online

You can obtain an estimate of how much your business rates are likely to be by clicking here.

Every business has a legal obligation to pay business rates and if you miss payments, your local council will take measures to recover any money outstanding.

To avoid unnecessary legal action, it is important that you contact your local council immediately if you believe that you cannot keep up the payments. In some instances, your business may be eligible for a discount.

You can find more information on business rates at your local council website.

Bath and North East Somerset


North Somerset

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