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Multipliers are set by central government and for 2016/17 are:
- £0.484 for properties with rateable values below £18,000
- £0.497 for properties with rateable values of £18,000 and above
The higher rate is used for business premises that are unoccupied and subject to pay rates.
If you think you qualify for Discretionary Rate Relief you should read our guidance [52kb] and complete our Application for Charitable Discretionary Rate Relief. [32kb] ( Word version [42kb]).
Change of address
Complete our online form if your address changes.
If you miss a payment or pay late, we send a reminder giving you seven days. If you continue to miss payments, you could get a court summons and lose your right to pay by instalments. You will have to pay any costs we incur recovering the money.
Business Rates Revaluation 2017
The most recent revaluation came into effect in England and Wales on 1 April 2010, based on open market rental values from 1 April 2008. The next revaluations will come into force in 2017 in England, Scotland and Wales. The revaluation will have effect from 1 April 2017, based on open market rental values from 1 April 2015.
What is revaluation?
The Valuation Office Agency (VOA) regularly reassess and update the rateable values of all business properties; usually every five years. This is called a Revaluation.
A revaluation is done to maintain fairness in the system by redistributing the total amount payable in business rates and by reflecting changes in the property market. Revaluation does not raise extra revenue overall.
Download the Revaluation 2017 leaflet [133kb]
For more information on the 2017 Revaluation, rateable values, and business rates visit https://www.gov.uk/correct-your-business-rates
You can also estimate your business rates bill, including any small business rate relief that may apply.