Business Rates Information

Cost: Free

If you are a business owner occupying a non-domestic property, you will be expected to contribute to local services. Business rates are charged on properties such as:
• shops
• offices
• pubs
• warehouses
• factories
• holiday rental homes or guest houses

Your local authority will offer comprehensive guidance on their website to help you understand business rates, reductions and how to pay or appeal.

  • Find out how to make payment for business rates
  • Learn how business rates are calculated
  • Get an estimate of your business rates bill
  • Get advice on what to do if you can't pay your rates
  • View and manage business rates account online

Find out about appeals and You can also:

  • rate reductions

Direct impacts on your business 

Starting a business can be costly. If you are experiencing financial difficulties and cannot afford to pay your business rates, you should contact your local council immediately. It could be that your status means you are eligible to receive discounts. 

If you don’t contact your local council and continue to miss on payments, action will be taken to recover any money outstanding.

Resources you should know about 

  • You may be able to get business rates relief from your local council to reduce your bill. This is sometimes automatic, but you may need to apply

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