Business rates overview

Business rates are how businesses contribute towards the cost of local services.

We send out business rates bills in March each year.

If you occupy any business premises in the borough, you are liable to pay the business rates on it. This can be one person, a partnership, a limited company, a club or some other organisation.


Some types of property are exempt from business rates.

Full list of exempt properties (Gov.UK)

Rate relief or discounts

In some cases you may be eligible for a discount on your business rates bill. There are several different types of discount, or relief, you can apply for.