Business rates (National Non-Domestic Rates) are charged on all non-domestic property according to the rateable value of each property. In Wales, although local authorities collect business rates, the money goes to the Welsh Government, which redistributes it in proportion to the adult population residing within each local authority area.
Caerphilly County Borough Council's role is to send the bills and collect business rates, administer rate relief and pay the net revenue we collect to central government. The government then re-allocates the revenue back to each council on the basis of per head of population.
|Paying your bill|
For your convenience, there are several ways in which you can pay your business rates including, Direct Debit, On-Line or using our 24 hours automated telephone answering service.
|Business rates – rateable values and appeals|
Premises that are subject to business rates are given a rateable value by the Valuation Office Agency. Local authorities use this rateable value to calculate business rates bills. Find out the rateable value for your property and what to do if you think the rateable value is wrong.
|Business rates – relief and exemptions|
Find information on different types of Rate Relief that you may be entitled to claim: Relief relating to Charities and other Non-Profit Making Bodies, Small Business Rate Relief, Unoccupied/Partly-Occupied Rate Relief, Community Amateur Sports Clubs Relief and Hardship Relief. Find information on which types of properties are exempt from business rates.
|Business rates – vacating a property and new occupants|
If you have recently moved premises then you need to advise the council immediately in order that an amended bill can be issued for the Business Rates.
|Business rates - deferral scheme 2012-13|
Find information on how you can apply to put off paying 60% of the 5.6% increase in your 2012-2013 rate bill over the next 3 years.
|Business rates – 2010 revaluation|
Every five years, the Valuation Office Agency has a statutory duty to carry out a revaluation of all rateable values in England and Wales, which ensures that they reflect changes in the property market. The last revaluation came into effect on 1 April 2010.
|Business rates – explanatory information|
Explains some of the terms which may be used on a non-domestic rate demand and in the supporting information.