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How do you calculate my business rates bill?

The business rate calculation is shown on your annual bill.

Your rate bill is calculated by multiplying the rateable value of your property by the national multiplier.

The rateable value is based on an estimate of the rent that your property could normally expect to fetch on the open market on a fixed date. This date is known as the Antecedent Valuation Date.

Normally the Valuation Officer is legally required to revalue all rateable properties every 5 years. However, the revaluation scheduled for 2015 has been postponed until 2017. This means that the Antecedent Valuation Date used for 2015 business rates is 1 April 2008.

For more information on how your business rates are calculated, visit and download our explanatory guide to business rates.


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Non-Domestic Rating Explanatory Notes 2015/2016

These are the Non-Domestic Rating Explanatory Notes for the 2015/2016 financial year.

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Direct Debit form to pay Business Rates

Print, complete and return this form to us in order to pay your Business Rates by Direct Debit

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