About Business Rates

Business Rates are charged on most non-domestic properties such as shops, offices, pubs and factories.

They contribute towards the cost of local services.

How it is calculated

The Business Rate is the rateable value of the business times a multiplier that is set each year by the government. The multiplier is the number of pence per pound of your rateable value you will have to pay in Business Rates.

From 1 April 2017 businesses with rateable values between £15,001 and £50,099 use the small business multiplier. 

Non-domestic rating multiplier

  • 2019/20: 50.4p (0.504)
  • 2020/21 51.2p (0.512)

Small business non-domestic rating multiplier

  • 2019/20: 49.1p (0.491)
  • 2020/21 49.9p (0.499)

How to pay

You can pay your Business Rates online, by direct debit, and in instalments.

Overpayments and refunds

If you believe you have overpaid your Business Rates, we can refund the amount to you. Contact us so we can:

  • Check your account
  • Advise you of the position
  • Arrange any refund (if necessary).

You can also download a refund application form.

Relief and reductions