About your business rates

  1. What are business rates (You are here)
  2. How is your bill calculated
  3. Appeal against your rateable value
  4. Information for Rating Agents and Surveyors
  5. Business Rates collection policy
  6. 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 last revaluation was effective from 1 April 2017. For more information on the 2017 revaluation, rateable values and business rates go to the website below.

Find and correct your business rates valuation

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.

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