Business rates (or non-domestic rates) are taxes collected by local authorities from the occupiers or owners of most non-domestic properties to help pay for local services. More information can be found on the business rates information pages and in the explanatory notes from the government - these form part of your demand notice.
You may be able to get business rates relief. There are a number of reductions that can reduce the amount you have to pay. Find out if you qualify and how to claim business rates reductions.
Business rates revaluation 2017
The government's Valuation Office Agency (VOA) sets the rateable values of all business properties. It has completed the revaluation of rateable values. These will be used to calculate business rate bills from 1 April 2017.
Find more information about the 2017 revaluation, rateable values and business rates at GOV.UK. You can also estimate your 2017/18 rates bill, including any small business rate relief that may apply.