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Who is liable to pay business rates?

For occupied premises it is normally the occupier who has to pay the business rates. This could be an owner-occupier, a leaseholder, a sub-lessee, a tenant or a subtenant. It does not matter whether the occupation of the premises is subject to a proper legal agreement or not. For empty premises the liable payer will […]

Arrears and debt recovery

If you are having difficulty or think you may have difficulty paying your business rates, please contact us for advice as soon as possible. Your business rates bill tells you how much you have to pay for the year and the dates you have to pay it. If you haven’t spoken to us about a […]

Appeals and disputes

If you are unhappy with your business rates, you can make an appeal. If you decide to make an appeal, you must continue to pay your business rates while your appeal is outstanding. If you disagree with your 2017 rateable value The revaluation came into effect from 1 April 2017. If you have reason to […]

How we calculate business rates

Where do my business rates go? Central government sets the amount of rates you must pay each year. From 1 April 2013, along with all other local authorities, we receive less government grant but keep about half of the business rates we collect locally, which provides a financial incentive to improve the local economy. The […]

Business rate relief

If you pay business rates, you may be able to get rate relief. You need to apply for some rate reliefs, but others are automatic. COVID-19: support for businesses who pay business rates The Chancellor has set out a package to support businesses who pay business rates through the period of disruption caused by COVID-19. […]

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