Business rates and rateable values

Rateable values

Business rates depend on your business property’s rateable value. The Valuation Office Agency set rateable values.

The Valuation Office Agency usually re-evaluate properties every five years and give your property a new rateable value. Their most recent evaluation took effect from 1 April 2017.

We show the rateable value of your property on the front of your bill. The rateable value is the annual rent for your property on the open market on a specific date. For the April 2017 evaluation, The Valuation Office Agency used 1 April 2015. 

You can look at GOV.UK to find out how the Valuation Office Agency calculates rateable values for Business rates.

For help with your business rates, you can also read our guidance notes.

Appeal your rateable value

You can find out your rateable value on GOV.UK

If you disagree with your rateable value, you can appeal. you can look at GOV.UK for information about who can appeal and how to appeal.

You can also look at GOV.UK for information on scams relating to appealing your rateable value.

We can only change your Business rate bill from the date the Valuation Office Agency update the rateable value of your property.

National Non-Domestic Rating Multiplier

We use the national non-domestic rating multiplier to work out your Business rates.

We calculate your bill by multiplying the rateable value of your property by the multiplier.

The national non-domestic multipliers for 2021/22 are:

  • 51.2p for the standard multiplier
  • 49.9p for the small business multiplier

If your property has a rateable value below £51,000, we will calculate your bill using the small business multiplier.

You can contact our Business rates team if you have any questions about how we have calculated your bill.

Business Rates

Address: Causeway House
Bocking End
Braintree
Essex
CM7 9HB

Telephone: 01376 557788