Charges and appeals for business rates

About charges and appeals for business rates

​Business rates help​ to pay for the services we provide, such ​as education, refuse collection and street lighting.

​​​Business rates is a local tax that is paid by the occupiers of all non-domestic/business properties, 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 does not have to be used for a business - if it's used for purposes that are not domestic, it's likely to be rateable.

Leaflet about business rates

Download the business rates booklet to find out about:

  • How we spend your money
  • Rates relief

Download the Business Rates booklet