Business rates (NNDR)

Commercial rental values are, in general, the basis for assessing the rateable value of business properties. The gross rate charge is calculated by multiplying the rateable value by the non-domestic rating multiplier.

The Government sets the multiplier, whilst rateable values are assessed by the Valuation Office Agency, an executive agency of HM Revenues and Customs. The council bills and collects the Business Rates.

Every 5 years a new rating list is compiled and all rateable values are re-assessed. The Government has implemented successive Transitional Relief Schemes following each of the 5-yearly revaluations to reduce the impact of changes in rateable values upon business ratepayers.  The Government has decided that the next revaluation (and so new rating list) will be postponed until 2017.  The new rating list now comes into force from 1st April, 2017.

The Rating List is available online via the Valuation Office Agency website.

Explanatory notes

View a copy of the explanatory notes that accompany the bill here.

Information and consultation

Information for non-domestic ratepayers relating to 2020/21 and consultation on the Council’s proposed budget and council tax increase for 2020/21 can be found here.

Information on how we calculate your business rates
In certain circumstances, a Business Rates bill can be reduced
There are various ways you can pay your business rates.
How to appeal against the rateable value and decisions we have made