About your business rates
- What are business rates (You are here)
- How is your bill calculated
- Appeal against your rateable value
- Information for Rating Agents and Surveyors
- Business Rates collection policy
- Business Rates Explanatory Notes
What are business rates
Business Rates (also known as National Non-Domestic Rates) are a tax on commercial properties. They are based on the rateable value of your business premises which is set by the Valuation Office Agency.
The next revaluation due in 2015 has been postponed to 2017. It is expected that revaluations will take place every five years after this.
For more information on the 2017 revaluation, rateable values and business rates go to the website below.
Under the Business Rates retention arrangements, local authorities keep a proportion of the business rates. This provides a direct financial incentive for authorities to work with local businesses to create a favourable local environment for growth, since authorities will benefit from growth in business rates revenues.