Non domestic rates
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.
Small Business Rate Relief
You may be entitled to a 100 per cent reduction on your Non Domestic Rate charge if your business occupies a Non Domestic Rated property with a Rateable Value of less than than £12,000.
Charitable relief for business rates
Registered Charities are eligible for relief from the rates on any non-domestic property that is wholly or mainly used for charitable purposes.
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.
Inform council that business is vacated
If you have left or sold a property please complete this form and return to the Copeland Centre.
Whether you are taking your first steps towards setting up in business or have been trading for years, here you will find a wealth of information, advice and guidance to help your business flourish.