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Rating multiplier

Rating multiplier

What are the standard rate multiplier and small business rate multiplier?

The national non-domestic rating multiplier is the rate in the pound by which, outside the City of London where special arrangements apply, the rateable value is multiplied to produce the annual rate bill for a property. It is set annually by the Government and except in a revaluation year, cannot, by law, rise by more than the amount of the increase in the retail prices index.

To calculate the gross annual rates of a property, the rateable value is multiplied by the standard rate multiplier - a sum of money that changes from year to year.

As of 1 April 2018, the standard rate multiplier will be 49.3 pence in the pound.

Eligible small businesses will pay the small business multiplier 48.0 pence.

The standard multiplier is used for properties with a rateable value of £51,000 or above.

The small multiplier is used for properties where the rateable value is below £51,000.

You can find a list of current multipliers on the Valuation Office Agency (VOA) website.


Last updated on 21 March 2018