20th July 2023
What are business rates
Business rates is a local tax that is paid by the occupiers of all non-domestic / business property in the same way that Council Tax is a tax on domestic property.
Business rates are charged on most business properties such as shops, offices, pubs, warehouses and factories. However, the property doesn't have to be used for a business to attract a business rates charge for example a storage unit used to store domestic items
- Read our 2023 to 2024 Business Rates explanatory notes (PDF document)
- Visit the business rates information on the Gov.uk website for more details.
Complete our Business Rates Occupation / Vacation form (PDF document) if your circumstances change.