Business rates

Coronavirus (COVID-19) – financial support for businesses and the self-employed

For information on assistance with business rates and government cash grants for businesses, go to our business rates pages  For those who are self-employed, we are providing financial assistance for the self-employed in the form of deferred council tax payments.

Eligible businesses can apply for support from the Discretionary Business Grant Scheme.

The government is providing a range of measures to support businesses through the period of disruption caused by COVID-19. For details, go to GOV.UK: business support and GOV.UK: financial support for businesses during coronavirus (COVID-19).

Rateable value of your property

The rateable value of a property is based on its estimated open market rental value on a specific date.

The rateable value of your property is not the amount you pay in business rates. It is a calculation of your business rates bill.

We work out your business rates by multiplying the rateable value of your property, set by the Valuation Office Agency (VOA), by the business rates multiplier. This is set by central government.

We will apply any rate relief or other adjustment you are entitled to.

You can Find and correct your business rates valuation on the GOV.UK website.