Business rates

Non-Domestic rates (commonly referred to as business rates) are a tax charged on most business properties such as shops, offices, pubs, warehouses and factories. However, the property doesn't have to be used for a business - if it is used for purposes which are not domestic it is likely to be rateable. This can include (but is not limited to) beach huts and holiday lets. Certain properties such as farms and churches are not rateable.

Where someone is running a business from home there is a possibility of them being liable for non-domestic rates for the part of the property that is being used for the business. The decision as to whether a property should be rated for non-domestic rates is made solely by the Valuation Office Agency . Please contact them directly if you have any queries.



Business rates revaluation 2017

On 30 September 2016 the Valuation Office Agency published the draft non-domestic rating list commencing 1st April 2017 online. You can view your rateable value online . Please contact their offices directly if you have any queries over your new valuation.