Business rates are collected by the Council and are used to help pay for local services. They are charged on most non-domestic properties including shops, offices, pubs, warehouses and factories.
All rateable values are reassessed at a general revaluation. The 2017 revaluation took effect from 1st April 2017.
You may be able to get business rates relief. You will need to apply directly for a number of the relief schemes that are available including: small business rate relief; rural rate relief; and charitable rate relief.
In March 2017 the government announced three new relief schemes: Supporting Small Businesses, New Discretionary Relief Scheme and New Business Rate Relief Scheme for Pubs.
What to do if you suspect someone is receiving a reduction in their Buisness Rates bill because they are providing false information.