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:
New additional business rate relief in response to Covid-19.
New additional business grants in response to Covid-19.
New additional business rate relief for nurseries in response to Covid-19.
Explanatory notes provided by the Department for Communities and Local Government (DCLG).
New rateable values are available to view online. Find out how to check yours.
Who calculates your bill and how; including rateable values and how to appeal if you think yours is wrong.
Find out if you could reduce the amount of Business Rates you have to pay.
Easy online payments and other ways to pay your Business Rates bill.
Advice if you are having trouble paying your Business Rates, and what happens if you've missed a payment.
Find out about paying Business Rates on vacant premises.
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.
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.
If your business is in Bath City Centre, you may also be required to pay a levy to fund the Bath Business Improvement District.
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.