What are business rates?

Businesses and other organisations that occupy non-domestic premises pay business rates. The payments help fund local services provided by councils and other authorities such as the police and the fire and rescue service.

How are my business rates calculated?

You can check your Business Rates valuation online on the Valuation Officer Agency website

Find and check your business rates valuation (VOA website)

The council multiply the rateable value set by the Valuation Office Agency with a multiplier set by central government. The multiplier represents the number of pence in each pound of rateable value that will be payable in business rates before any reliefs or discounts are applied. It is reviewed each year to reflect changes in inflation.

Download Explanatory notes - non-domestic rates

Paying your Business Rates

You can see the payment methods we accept on our payments page from the link below; simply click the link and select "Business Rates" from the available options on the left.

Pay your business rates online with our secure payment system