Non domestic rates
Non Domestic Rates
Non domestic rates - often referred to as business rates - are charged on most non-domestic properties (including commercial ones) such as shops, offices, pubs, warehouses and factories. If you use a building or part of a building for non-domestic purposes, you will probably have to pay business rates.
Charitable relief for business rates
Charitable relief for business rates.
Other relief for business rates
Your business rates can be reduced if you qualify for Hardship Relief or have a rural business.
How to pay your non domestic (business) rates
Most people pay their non domestic/ business rates for the year by ten monthly instalments from April to January. You will find these instalments shown on your bill. However if you prefer you can opt to pay the full amount at the start of the year, or by two instalments (April and October).
What if my rateable value is wrong?
If you think either your rateable value or rating list entry is incorrect, you can make an appeal asking for it to be changed.
Discretionary rate relief
This is the form you need to complete and return if you would like to apply for discretionary rate relief on non domestic rates.
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