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Business rates

Due to Coronavirus the Government has extended the businesses that can claim rate relief. Please read our extended retail discount rate relief information.

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.

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If you use a building or part of a building for business, you will probably have to pay business rates.

We will send you a business rates bill each year. You can see the notes that explain bills issued for 2020 Explanatory notes and 2019 Explanatory notes.

Information about how rateable values are assessed by The Valuation Office Agency (VOA), what rate relief you may be entitled to and the 2017 business rate revaluation.

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Information on how to pay your business rates by direct debit, debit/credit card, post office, cash or cheque.

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Find out about business rate reliefs and apply online
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Local Authorities collect Business Rates on behalf of the Government which is then redistributed by the Government to Local Authorities in the form of grants and one off payments.
Find out about Business rates credits
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