About business rates

Business rates are calculated and collected by the Council. Under the business rates retention arrangements, the Council retains a proportion of the business rates collected to help pay for local services provided by the Council. Business rates are charged on most non-domestic properties (including commercial), for example:

  • Shops
  • Offices
  • Pubs
  • Warehouses
  • Factories

New businesses

If you have recently moved your business into a non-domestic property in Trafford, or plan to shortly, please let us know by contacting the Business Rates team at business.rates@trafford.gov.uk.

Relief schemes

You may be able to get business rates relief.

This is sometimes automatic, but you will need to apply directly for a number of the relief schemes available, including:

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