Businesses and other organisations that occupy non-domestic premises pay non-domestic, or business, rates to help fund local services provided by local authorities. If you use a building or part of a building for business, you will probably have to pay Business Rates.

Follow the links below for more information about Business Rates:

Business Rates Changes in the 2017 Budget

Supporting Small Businesses Relief and a new relief scheme for Pubs.

Business Rates Explanatory Notes 2018 - 2019

Explanatory notes provided by the Department for Communities and Local Government (DCLG).

Revaluation 2017

New rateable values are available to view online. Find out how to check yours.

How your Business Rates are worked out

Who calculates your bill and how; including rateable values and how to appeal if you think yours is wrong.

Rate relief and exemptions

Find out if you could reduce the amount of Business Rates you have to pay.

Paying your Business Rates bill

Easy online payments and other ways to pay your Business Rates bill.

Problems paying your Business Rates?

Advice if you are having trouble paying your Business Rates, and what happens if you've missed a payment.

Empty properties and Business Rates

Find out about paying Business Rates on vacant premises.

Holiday Lets, Guest Houses and Bed & Breakfasts

If your property is available as a holiday let, or run as a guest house or B&B, you may need to pay Business Rates as well as, or instead of, Council Tax.

Working from home

If you work from, or run a business out of your home, you might need to pay Business Rates on the part of the property you use for your business.

The Bath Business Improvement District (BID)

If your business is in Bath City Centre, you may also be required to pay a levy to fund the Bath Business Improvement District.

Frequently requested information

Business Rates data most commonly requested under the Freedom of Information Act is available to download here.


Further support for businesses

To find out more about the local business community, funded business support packages, local and sub-regional sector networks, premises and development opportunities in Bath and across the District, visit our business information hub www.investinbath.co.uk. You can sign up for newsletters on the website.  

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