Business rates

Business rates are the way in which businesses contribute to the cost of local services.

Although collected by local authorities the amount payable is determined by central government. The government department responsible for business rates is the Department of Communities and Local Government.

Further information regarding business rates and the rates retention scheme which started in April 2013 can be found in the links below and the related documents section.

Further information on business rates

GOV.UK - Business premises and business rates

GOV.UK - Business rates retention

Valuation office agency: Business rates information

The related pages section provides more information on:

  • How business rates are calculated
  • How to appeal against the rateable value
  • How to set up a direct debit
  • Business rates sent by email
  • Small business rate relief
  • Help with business rates if you are having problems paying
  • Relief from business rates

Contact us

If you wish to notify us of your liability for business rates or if you can't find the information you require, please contact us.



0113 376 0359
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Business Rates explanatory notes Rates explanatory notes 2019-2020.pdf175389pdf

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