Business Rates

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Further to the budget changes below, if you have been affected by Coronavirus please visit the Invest in North Lincolnshire website for the most up to date information and guidance.

Budget changes 11 March 2020

In the March 2020 budget, the Government introduced a new range of measures to support the retail sector.

The annual bills for 2020/21 have already been produced and posted out. you may have received this bill or it will be with you in the next few days.

As soon as we have received official confirmation from the Government, we will be working with our software partners to implement these changes and will issue revised rate bills as soon as practically possible. In the meantime, it is advisable to pay the instalments as shown on your current annual bill. Any overpayment will be automatically refunded.  

How can I pay my business rates?

We offer various ways to pay business rates, including direct debit and online payments

Tell us about a change in circumstances

Use our online forms to tell us about a change affecting your business rates

Reductions and reliefs on business rates

Reduction and relief information for non domestic rates (NNDR)

How business rates are calculated

Information on rateable values, the national non-domestic rating multiplier, most recent revaluations and rating advisors.

Exemptions on empty properties

Information on whether your empty business rates property may be entitled to an exemption, or be exempt from rating

Small business rate relief

Who is entitled to small business rate relief, and how it works

Spring Budget 2017 revaluation relief support

Financial support for businesses following the Spring 2017 Budget

Non-payment of business rates

What happens if you fail to pay business rates, and the summons procedures for the recovery of unpaid business rates

Help with business rate debt

Dealing with debt can be difficult, but you can find help and guidance from these organisations

Local Taxation and Benefits shared service agreement

Local Taxation and Benefits shared service agreement with business rates

Business rates statistics

Statistical information about business rates billing and recovery in North Lincolnshire