Business rates - general information

Business rates, or 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, it is likely that you will have to pay business rates.

See the business rates GOV.UK page for a guide to business rates and business rates reliefs.

If you would like to make an enquiry about business rates or request information about your account please contact Revenue Services. Alternatively you can use our business rates enquiry form.

Business rates are changing

A new rating list comes into effect from 1 April 2017. You can now review the revaluation of your premises.

What you need to do:

  • go to GOV.UK to view your draft rateable value
  • find your property by postcode or address
  • review the information to make sure your property information is correct – if not, ask for your records to be updated by 30 November 2016

What you need to know:

  • to make sure the new valuations are accurate and consistent, the VOA uses property information and rental evidence
  • we will use this value to calculate your business rate bill from 1 April 2017
  • if your rateable value is below £12,000, you may be eligible for small business rate relief of 100%
  • you can get an estimate of your 2017-18 bill online

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