Business Rates

Page last updated at 10 October 2017 at 10:09

Business Rates (also known as Non-Domestic Rates) are a tax on business properties. The tax is set by the government and business rates collected by local authorities contribute towards the cost of local services. Under the business rates retention arrangements introduced from 1 April 2013, councils keep a proportion of the rates paid locally.

Business Rates

Direct Debit


You will need your Business Rates reference number to use these options. This is the 9-digit reference beginning with "7" which is shown on your Business Rates bills or correspondence.

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Business Improvement Districts (BIDs)

Business Rates multipliers

Empty properties

Explanatory Notes 2017/2018

How is it calculated

Non payment


Revaluation 2017

Ways to pay