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About business rates

Business rates is a local tax that is paid by the occupiers of all non-domestic/business property, in the same way that council tax is a tax on domestic property.

Business rates are charged on most business properties such as shops, offices, pubs, warehouses and factories. However, the property doesn't have to be used for a business - if it is used for purposes which are not domestic it is likely to be rateable. We will send you a business rates bill each year.

Where to find help

Check your business rates balance

You can access your business rates account online using our eCitizen self service facility. You only need to register once to be able to manage any of your accounts including your Council Tax.

General enquiries

Popular Freedom of Information requests

  • Non-Domestic Rates (NDR) credits
  • NDR all empty properties
  • NDR new accounts created
  • NDR accounts below £11,000 RV with no small business rate relief
  • NDR all accounts with rate relief
  • NDR all properties with Rateable Values over £10,000

Further information

Further information about business rates can be found on the Gov.UK website.

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