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Business rates

Business rates (more properly known as the national non-domestic rates) are a national tax to help fund the cost of local services. A dedicated page for business grant funding application will be live Tuesday 7 April 2020.

Business rates are charged on most non-domestic premises, including commercial properties such as shops, offices, pubs, and industrial properties such as warehouses and factories.

For more information, please click on 'Business rates explanatory notes' above.

Who pays business rates?

If you use a building, part of a building or even in some instances an area of land for business, you will probably have to pay business rates. Sometimes landlords will include business rates within the rent, but the bill will remain in the name of the occupier and not the landlord.

How we will use your information

Any personal information that you provide will be processed in accordance with current Data Protection legislation. It will be used by Leicester City Council and our partners to deliver and improve services and fulfil our statutory duties. We will not disclose any personal information to any other third parties unless required or allowed to do so by law. Read more about how we use personal data on our privacy notice page.