Business Rates

Business rates are similar to council tax as they go towards paying for local services. If you run a business, you’ll have to pay business rates. The amount you have to pay is worked out by the business property’s value and the year’s rate multiplier. Small businesses can claim a rate discount.

You can register to see your account online

What are business rates

Information about business rates and who has to pay them.

Pay your business rates

You can pay your business rates by Direct Debit, online, phone or by cheque.

Your online business rates account

Set up, access and manage your online business rates account.

Business rates relief and reductions

Information about what reductions or relief you may be entitled to on your business rates.

Rateable value and appealing your valuation

How rateable values are used to calculate your business rates and how to appeal the valuation.

Missed or late business rate payments

What happens if you do not pay your business rates on time.

Freedom of information requests about business rates

Frequently updated reports of businesses claiming relief or credit write-off.

When and how to contact us about your business rates

When and how to contact us, from general questions to changes in circumstances.

Change in circumstances

Let us know about changes in your circumstances that could affect your business rates bill.