Business rates and relief schemes

About business rates

Business rates are collected by the Council and are used to help pay for local services provided by the Council. They are charged on most non-domestic properties including shops, offices, pubs, warehouses and factories.

2017 revaluation

All rateable values are reassessed at a general revaluation. The most recent revaluation took effect from 1st April 2017.

How to pay

Find out the many different ways you can pay your Business Rates bill.

Fraud investigation

What to do if you suspect someone is receiving a reduction in their Business Rates bill because they are providing false information.

Business rates relief schemes

You may be able to get business rates relief. You will need to apply directly for a number of the relief schemes that are available including: small business rate relief; rural rate relief; and charitable rate relief.

New relief schemes

Since March 2017 the government has announced new relief schemes: Supporting Small Businesses, New Discretionary Relief Scheme, New Business Rate Relief Scheme for Pubs, and Retail Discount Scheme.