Business Rates (otherwise known as national non-domestic rates or NNDR) are collected by Chesterfield Borough Council. A proportion of the money collected is retained by Chesterfield Borough Council with the rest being paid direct to a central pool for redistribution.
The council's share of redistributed rate income, together with income from our council taxpayers, revenue support grant provided by the overnment and certain other sums, is used to pay for the services provided by us and other authorities in our area.
In 2010 the government introduced legislation that provided for a temporary increase in the amount of Small Business Rate Relief for those ratepayers who were entitled to Small Business Rate Relief. Initially the increase in the relief was for a period of one year beginning on 1 October 2010 and ending on 30 September 2011.
Subsequently the Chancellor extended the temporary increase in Small Business Rate Relief that was due to end on 30 September 2011, to 30 September 2012 and then to 31 March 2013. This has again been extended to 31 March 2014.
The measure doubles the usual rate of relief so that ratepayers with rateable values below £6,000 pay no rates at all for the period, while ratepayers with rateable values between £6,000 and not more than £12,000 receive tapered relief from 100 per cent to 0 per cent.
All Business Rate accounts issued have had the increased Small Business Rate Relief applied to them if appropriate.
For further information about business rates visit www.businesslink.gov.uk.
Check the current rateable value of your property on the Valuation Office Agency's website.
View details of how your Business Rates have been calculated, any payments you have made and any balance outstanding.