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

Retail, hospitality and leisure discount

Business rates reductions for shops, hospitality and leisure premises

Charities and sports clubs

Business rate reductions for registered charities and community sports clubs

Nurseries discount

Business rates discounts for nurseries for the financial year 2020-21

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 revaluation 2017

Transitional arrangements if your business rates changed in April 2017, supporting small business relief and local discretionary relief

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