Your guide to Business rates guide brochure 2022-23

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Business Rates collected in the Braintree District

The estimated amount of business rates, after mandatory and discretionary reliefs, to be collected in 2022/23 is £38.76 million.

The Council expects to retain £5.2 million of this amount.

  • 13% Braintree District Council
  • 87% Government, Essex County Council and Essex Fire & Rescue Authority
Graphic of a pie chart to show 13% of business rates is taken by Braintree District Council and 87% is taken by Government, Essex County Council and Essex Fire and  Rescue Authority

Collection Rates

The business rate collection rate for 2020/21 was 95.72%.

In monetary terms, the Council collected £25.344 million out of the £26.475 million due under the precept.

The Council will continue to collect outstanding sums owed until full collection has been achieved.
At the time of publication, the projected Business Rate collection for 2021/22 was approximately 96%.

How your business rates bill is calculated

Rental value of your property x Figure set by government = Your business rate bill

graphic to show business rate calculation rental value of property multiplied by a figure set by the government equal your business rates bill

Are you entitled to business rate relief?

Small Business Rate Relief

Ratepayers who are not entitled to other mandatory relief or are liable for unoccupied property rates and occupy a property with a rateable value which is below £51,000 will (subject to a small number of exemptions) have their bills calculated using the lower small business non-domestic rating multiplier, rather than the national non-domestic rating multiplier.

In addition, generally, if the sole or main property is shown on the rating list with a rateable value of less than £12,000 the ratepayer will receive 100% relief. If the property has a rateable value between £12,000 and £15,000, the ratepayer will receive relief based on a sliding scale between 100% and 0%. Apply online using

Generally, this percentage reduction (relief) is only available to ratepayers who occupy either -

  • (a) one property, or
  • (b) one main property and other additional properties providing those additional properties each have a rateable value which does not exceed £2,899 and the total rateable value of all of the properties is less than £20,000.

Expanded Retail discount

The 2022/23 Retail, Hospitality and Leisure Business Rates Relief scheme will provide eligible, occupied, retail, hospitality and leisure properties with a 50% relief, up to a cash cap limit of £110,000 per business.



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Business Rates collected in the Braintree District

Collection Rates

How your business rates bill is calculated

Small Business Rate Relief

Expanded Retail discount

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Charitable and Discretionary Rate Relief

Supporting Small Business Relief

Rural Rate Relief

Rating of Unoccupied Non-Domestic Properties

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Appeals Against Business Rate bills

Charitable and Discretionary Rate Relief

Rating Advisers

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Need more information?

Download the Business Rates Guide (PDF)