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About business rates

Information on business rates, including discounts and payment methods.

Local Discretionary Business Rates Relief Scheme 2019-20

Information about the 2019-20 Local Discretionary Business Rates Relief Scheme.

Business Rates explanatory notes

Information about business rates explanatory notes including non-domestic rates, supplements and rateable value.

Crossrail Business Rate Supplement

The Business Rate Supplements Act 2009 enables authorities to levy a supplement on the business rate to support additional projects aimed at economic development of the area.

Rateable values and appeals

The rateable values of all business properties are assessed by the Valuation Office Agency (VOA) which is an agency of Her Majestys Revenue and Customs.

Retail Discount

Guidance on eligibility for Retail Discount.

Hardship relief for businesses

In exceptional circumstances you may be able to eligible apply for hardship relief.

Small business rate relief

The small business rate relief (SBRR), was introduced from 1 April 2005 to help small businesses.

Transitional relief

Transitional relief limits how much your bill can change each year as a result of revaluation.

Empty properties

Information about empty properties which are exempt from business rates for the first three months they are empty.

Local business rates discounts

We grant discretionary discounts to encourage new business and local investment.

Moving out of the borough

Complete our online form to notify us that you are a business moving out of the borough

Moving into the borough

An online form to notify us that you are a business moving into the borough

Paying business rates

How to pay your business rates including direct debit, standing order, online, telephone, bank giro credit, post or CHAPS.

Charitable and discretionary relief

Charities are entitled to charity relief (also known as mandatory relief) where the property they occupy is used wholly or mainly for charitable purposes

Privacy Notice for Business Rates (National Non-Domestic Rates)

Information about the Council’s Privacy Notice for Business Rates

Contact Business Rates

Find out how to contact the Business Rates team.