Understanding your Business Rates bill
We issue Business Rates bills in April each year. If you move into a property part way through the year, we will issue you with a bill for the remainder of the year.
Your bill will include the amount you need to pay.
You can download and view a copy of the explanatory notes, that provide more information about Business Rates and your bill.
The explanatory notes include information about:
- Business Rates, which we collect to pay for local services
- rateable values, which are set by The Valuation Office Agency to determine your Business Rates bill
- the National Non-Domestic Rating Multiplier, which we multiply your rateable value by to calculate your Business Rates bill
- Business Rates instalments (we usually divide your Business Rates bill for the year into 10 instalments but you can request to pay your Business Rates over 12 months)
- unoccupied property ratings (if a property is empty for three months, or six months if it is an industrial property, we will not charge Business Rates)
- Small Business Rate Relief, which is applicable if your rateable value is less than £51,000
- Charity and Community Amateur Sports Club Relief (where we can give up to 80% relief to eligible organisations)
- Local Newspapers Relief (where we can give a discount on office spaces that local newspapers occupy)
- local discounts, state aid and hardship relief (we can grant other discounts in specific circumstances)
- rating advisers
- information supplied with demand notices