Business rates explained

How your business rates are worked out

Find the rateable value of your business property and see how this is used to work out your business rates.

Discounts for small businesses

Small business rate relief for businesses with rateable values of less than £15,000

Empty properties and business rates

Exemptions from business rates for unoccupied properties

Help with 2017 business rates increases

Transitional relief, supporting small businesses and discretionary relief schemes

Charities and sports clubs

Business rate reductions for registered charities and community sports clubs

Pubs, rural businesses and local newspapers

Business rate reductions for pubs, businesses in rural areas and local newspapers

New commercial property discount

Business rates relief for four years to help businesses investing in the borough

Business rates leaflets and guides

Information provided by the government about business rates