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Business rates

We collect business rates on most non-domestic and commercial properties like shops, offices, pubs, warehouses and factories.

Government support for businesses

The government has published guidance on the COVID-19 support for businesses.

These pages are regularly updated and give full guidance on the operation of:

  • a 12-month business rates holiday for all retail, hospitality, leisure and nursery businesses in England
  • small business grant funding of £10,000 for all business in receipt of small business rate relief or rural rate relief
  • grant funding for retail, hospitality and leisure businesses of £10,000 where the rateable value is £15,000 or less, with the grant increasing to £25,000 where the rateable value is between £15,001 and £50,999
  • other measures to support businesses
You can apply for a business support grant here.

Business Improvement District (BID)