Business Rates (also known as national non-domestic rates or NNDR) are paid on all business premises.
Budget 8 March 2017
You will shortly receive your Business Rates for the new financial year 2017/18 based on the new rateable value as a result of the national revaluation.
The bills have been prepared and calculated based on current legislation and so it is important that you make payments as stated on your bill.
If you are going to have difficulty with making the payments you should contact the Business Rates Team as soon as possible to discuss the matter on 01246 345425
You may have seen that there have been announcements in the budget on the 8 March relating to Business Rates.
At this stage, the full details of how these changes will apply have not been sent to the council and so we will have to wait for more information before we can make any changes to the Business Rates accounts that are affected.
As soon as more information is received from the government we will publish details on the website and work with our software company to prepare amended bills to those ratepayers who are affected by the changes.
We do not yet know whether the reliefs that are mentioned in the budget will require an application or signed statement of some kind, or not. We will work to identify the ratepayers who are affected and either; make contact with you inviting you to make an application (if it is required), or we will issue a revised bill (if an application is not required).
Please note that until such time as an amended bill is sent, you must continue to pay on your current bill to avoid recovery action taking place.
We collect business rates in Chesterfield and retain a proportion of the money collected 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.
Find further information about business rates on the Gov.uk website.
Check the current rateable value of your property on the Valuation Office Agency's website.
Find out about the 2017 business rates revaluation.