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

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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