Business Rates

Non-Domestic Rates, or business rates, collected by local authorities are the way that those who occupy non-domestic property contribute towards the cost of local services. Under the business rates retention arrangements introduced from 1st April 2013, authorities keep a proportion of the business rates paid locally. This provides a direct financial incentive for authorities to work with local businesses to create a favourable local environment for growth since authorities will benefit from growth in business rates revenues. The money, together with revenue from council tax payers, revenue support grant provided by the Government and certain other sums, is used to pay for the services provided by local authorities in your area. Further information about the business rates system, including transitional and other reliefs, may be obtained at

Our dedicated Business Rates Team is here to answer your queries, please see contact details below:

Phone: 0116 2888961


The Council's business rates web pages cover the main information about business rates, plus any announcements about upcoming legislative changes, for detailed information on business rates please go to the Business Link Website. The Business Link website contains information about all aspects of starting and running a business.

Last updated: Wednesday, 10 January 2024 9:39 am