Business rates

Non-domestic rates (or business rates) are collected by us. They are the contributions made towards the cost of local services by those who occupy non-domestic property.

We keep a proportion of the business rates paid locally.

Your business rates bill

Non-domestic properties have a rateable value, set by the Valuation Office Agency (VOA).

The rateable value of your property is on the front of your bill. It broadly represents the yearly rent the property could have been let for on the open market on a particular date. 

The valuation officer maintains the list and can alter the value if they believe the circumstances of the property have changed.

You can appeal against the value if you think it is wrong.