'Business rates' are a tax on business properties.

Find out more about how the March 2017 Budget Proposals may affect business rates.

Download the Business rates explanatory notes 2017/18.

Find out your rateable value

If you use a building or part of a building for business, you will probably have to pay business rates. Your premises will be given a rateable value by the Valuation Office Agency

The valuation office agency is in the process of updating the rateable values of all business properties.

You can now view your draft rateable value online. More information can be found on the rateable values registration leaflet.

How to pay your business rates

You can pay weekly, yearly, half yearly, quarterly or in monthly instalments. 

All instalments are due on the first of the month.

Direct Debit

The easiest way to pay is by Direct Debit.

Set up direct debit online

If two signatures are needed to authorize the direct debit please download and send us the Direct debit form: Business Rates (PDF)

Other ways to pay

Pay your business rates online

Change in circumstances

It is important that you tell us about changes that might affect your business rates, such as:

  • Change of contact address - where and when you moved.
  • Change of business address - where and when you moved.
  • If you ceased trading and when.

Change of address

If you have changed address, please download, fill in and send us the Business rates - change of address form.

Any changes not reported may result in you paying more than you should.  Please contact us (contact details below) for more information.

More information

Find out about:

Business rates relief and reductions

What happens if you can't pay your business rates..

Page owner: Becky Mortimer. Last updated: 30/08/2017 15:49