Business Rates are also called National Non Domestic Rates. They are a national tax collected by local authorities and then paid into a national 'central pool'.
The contents of which are redistributed to all billing authorities in proportion to the number of Business Rates payers in that area. This together with the Council's income from Council Tax, and the Central Government Revenue Support Grant, is the main way that the Council finances the services it provides.
All the information you need on business rates is now available on the Gov.uk website, along with other details about starting and running a business. This compliments the relevant local information to be found on our site.
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