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Business Rates

Business Rates (or NNDR) are charged on most non-domestic properties such as shops, offices, pubs and warehouses.

Business Rates are set by the Government to pay towards services provided by local councils.

We are part of the Anglia Revenues Partnership (ARP) which delivers an efficient Council Tax and Housing Benefit service across five Councils.  

Visit the ARP website to view full information about Business Rates or sign into your account. This page also provides links to the most popular questions. 

Business Rates Revaluation 2023

A revaluation is the review of the rateable values of all business and other nondomestic property in England at a particular point in time. They are performed to maintain fairness in the system by redistributing the total amount payable in business rates, reflecting changes in the property market. 

A property's business rates bill is based on a precise estimate of the premises' rental value. 

The Valuation Office Agency are now collecting rental information in preparation for the 2023 Revaluation. It is important to submit your rental information now to make sure your future business rates are accurate. Find out more information about how to update your details.

Pay my Business Rates

Make a payment

Trouble paying? Please contact ARP straightaway at 

Report a change of circumstance

It is important that you tell ARP if your business circumstances change, as it may affect your Business Rates. Examples include:

  • if your property becomes empty or occupied
  • if you move properties
  • if you receive Small Business Rate Relief and you take on another premises
  • if the use of your property changes
  • if you get Discretionary Rate Relief and there is a significant change to your finances or what the property is used for

Relief and Exemptions

Some properties can get a reduction on their Business Rates. Find out if this applies to your business.

Certain properties are exempt from paying Business Rates.

Empty Properties

When a property becomes empty, it is usually exempt from Business Rates for the first 3 months that it is empty. This may be longer in certain cases.

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