Paying business rates
Your council will normally send you a business rates bill in February or March each year. This is for the following tax year and will generally rise each year in line with inflation. Most councils ask you to pay in 10 equal monthly instalments.
Understanding your bill
Your bill shows:
- how much you have to pay in total and how the amount was calculated
- when you need to pay each instalment and how much to pay each time
If you think that your bill is wrong or that you are entitled to a reduction, you should contact your local council.
Who doesn't need to pay?
Premises that are exempt from business rates include:
- places of public religious worship
- agricultural land and buildings
- fish farms
This list is not exhaustive and your local assessor will be able to tell you if your property is exempt.