Business rates

From Friday 11 September (6pm) to Monday 14 September (9am), the portals for council tax, business rates and housing benefits will not be available due to scheduled maintenance. We apologise for any inconvenience that this may cause.

Coronavirus update

The government has set out a range of support schemes for businesses to help them during the coronavirus outbreak.

Business rates support information following the coronavirus.

Business rates

Commercial businesses contribute to local services through paying business rates, also known as non-domestic rates.

Manage your business rates online

Business ratepayers can view their business rates account online and look up the amount of their next instalment by registering for a portal account.

How are business rates calculated? 

Every non-domestic property has a rateable value which is fixed by the Valuation Office Agency (VOA).

We work out your business rates bill by multiplying the rateable value of the property by a multiplier. The multiplier increases each year in line with inflation.

  • The 2019-20 standard rating multiplier is 50.4 pence
  • For small businesses (for an occupied premises with a rateable value below £50,999, except properties occupied by charities) the 2019-2020 rating multiplier is 49.1 pence

Business rates are charged on a day-to-day basis so if you occupy the property for part of the year, you’ll only pay for that portion.

Can I appeal against my rateable value?

You can find out about how to make an appeal on the Valuation Office Agency (VOA) website.