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About Business Rates

Business Rates, also known as National Non-Domestic Rates, are a type of tax. They are charged on most non-domestic properties, like:

  • shops
  • offices
  • pubs
  • warehouses
  • factories
  • holiday rental homes or guest houses

You'll probably need to register for Business Rates, even if you have nothing to pay, if you use a building or part of a building for non-domestic purposes.

The council collects Business Rates. Generally, half of the money is used for the costs of local services, and the rest is paid to the government.

You can find out more about Business Rates on GOV.UK.

Freedom of Information requests

Business Rates data is available on the lists and registers page for anyone to view. You can find lists of:

  • detailed Business Rates data, including liable party, address, rateable value, and any reliefs or exemptions
  • Business Rates properties which are in credit and write-ons

Please check whether the information you want is already available before submitting a Freedom of Information request about Business Rates.

If you cannot find the information you need online, you can make a Freedom of Information request.