Business Rates

Find out how to pay your Business Rates, apply for reliefs, register a change in your circumstances and more.

Latest Business Support Grant schemes and Business Rates Relief schemes

COVID-19 Business Support Grant scheme updates (last updated 18 March 2022)

Omicron Hospitality and Leisure Grant scheme - scheme now closed

We are sorry to tell you that the following schemes closed to applications at 17:00 on 18 March 2022. 

Additional Restrictions Grant Schemes -

We are sorry to tell you that the following schemes closed to applications at 17:00 on 28 February 2022:

  1. An extension to the Omicron Hospitality and Leisure Grant scheme, for businesses not registered to pay business rates, but who are able to evidence fixed property related costs. 
  2. A one off grant to the Travel agent and tour operator sector - ARG Omicron International Travel Agent and Tour Operator Grant scheme.
  3. A one off grant to Supply Chain businesses to the Hospitality, Accommodation and leisure sectors - ARG Omicron Supply Chain Grant scheme.

We are sorry if your business still falls outside of the scope of these schemes. Whilst we would like to offer support to all businesses, due to limited funding this was not possible. We ask that you do not submit applications where your business does not meet eligibility criteria.  


COVID-19 Additional Relief Fund (CARF) updates (last updated 26/2/22)


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Information, advice and guidance

About Business Rates

The Business Rate is a tax on all business and non-domestic properties. It is calculated by multiplying the Rateable Value of an individual property by the National Non Domestic Multiplier. The result of this calculation is the business rate payable for the year.This amount may be varied by Transitional Relief or Transitional Surcharge, dependent on the government's phasing arrangements.

All businesses benefit from the services which local authorities provide.

Businesses find some services more useful than others, for example, street lighting and road repairs or the police and fire services. Business Rates help pay for these services.

The money collected from the charge is shared between Local Government, Central Government and, in the case of Doncaster, South Yorkshire Fire and Rescue.

Free business support

If you are a business in Doncaster and have been trading for under 2 years then you can access free support from our Launchpad programme.

Sharing information

Doncaster Council will use the information we hold about you to ensure our Revenue records are correct. We may pass information to other agencies or organisations such as the Department for Work and Pensions or HM Revenues and Customs, as allowed by law. Please see our privacy statement to read more about this.



Last updated: 21 March 2022 08:23:48