Business rates and relief schemes
Help with and how to pay your business rates
Business rates are collected by the Council and are used to help pay for local services provided by the Council. 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 most recent revaluation took effect from 1st April 2017.
Find out the many different ways you can pay your Business Rates bill.
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.
Since March 2017 the government has announced new relief schemes: Supporting Small Businesses, New Discretionary Relief Scheme, New Business Rate Relief Scheme for Pubs, and Retail Discount Scheme.
Financial Support for Tier 3 Restrictions
On Friday 23 October 2020 Trafford, as part of Greater Manchester, will become subject to Tier 3 restrictions. No agreement has yet been reached on a support package for businesses that are affected by the new tier restrictions. As soon as the support package becomes known this page will be updated.
You may be able to get financial help through the existing government schemes, further details can be found on the GOV.UK website
What to do if you suspect someone is receiving a reduction in their Business Rates bill because they are providing false information.