If you are occupying a business premises, then you will need to pay business rates to your local council. Even if you are working from home, the part of your property used for business may be liable to business rates. Although, small business relief may be available in some circumstances. If you are moving to a different premise, you can find out the rateable value by contacting your local council or using the Valuation Office Agency.
How councils can help with business rates
Occupiers of non-domestic properties pay non-domestic rates (often known as business rates) which contribute towards the cost of local services to support your business. The councils collect the business rates, and this money then goes towards paying for services provided by them, as well as the Police and Crime Commissioner and the Fire and Rescue Authority.
- advise on how much you will have to pay, if you have a particular property in mind
- ensure that you receive any relief or exemption that you are entitled to
- set up an account for you and give the maximum available number of instalments for payment
- advise on the best way to pay your business rates
- help with any government support you can access during the Coronavirus outbreak.
Where to go for support
Contact the council where your business is located:
West Offices building, Station Rise, York, YO1 6GA
Phone: 01904 551553
Hambleton District Council, Civic Centre, Stone Cross, Northallerton, North Yorkshire DL6 2UU
Phone: 01609 779977
Harrogate Borough Council, Planning Services, PO Box 787, Harrogate, HG1 9RW
Phone: 01423 500600 ask for Business Rates
Mercury House, Station Road, Richmond, North Yorkshire, DL10 4JX
Phone: 01748 829100
Planning Department, Belle Vue Mills, Broughton Road, Skipton, North Yorkshire BD23 1FJ
Phone: 01756 706470
Ryedale House, Malton, North Yorkshire, YO17 7HH
Phone: 01653 600666 ext. 650
Local Taxation, Town Hall, Scarborough, North Yorkshire, YO11 2HG
Phone: 01723 232323
In Person – Access Selby, 8-10 Market Cross, Selby, YO8 4JS
Phone: 01757 705101
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