Business Rates

Information on business rates (national non-domestic rates) payable in the borough, including information discounts, exemptions and relief schemes.

Business rates in the borough

Discounts and business rates relief

  • Small Business Rate Relief

    The Small Business Rate Relief (SBRR), was introduced from 1 April 2005 to help small businesses.

  • Retail Discounts

    The Government is giving funding to local authorities so that they can provide a discount.

  • Reoccupation Relief

    Information on the discounts available as reoccupation relief

  • Empty properties

    With effect from 1 April 2008 empty properties will be exempt from business rates for the first three months they are empty

  • 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

  • Hardship relief

    Billing authorities have the discretion to grant relief to a ratepayer where payment of all or part of the rates due would cause them hardship

  • Local Business Rates Discount

    Information on the Local Business Rates Discount


Payments and billing