Business Rates

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

UPDATE – 19 June 2020 – Covid -19 Business grant 

Discretionary Grant fund - Applications for grant payments under this scheme closed at 17:00 on 19 June 2020.

Grant payments under this scheme are subject to eligibility criteria and a completed application form being submitted before 17:00 on 19 June 2020. For full details and the eligibility criteria for this scheme, please go to our Covid-19 Business Grant page for more information .

Go the Covid-19 Business Grant page for more information

The discretionary grant scheme is now closed. No further applications can be made.


The Small Business and Retail, Hospitality and Leisure Grant fund - this scheme remains open

The Small Business and Retail, Hospitality and Leisure Grant scheme remains open. If your business is eligible and you have not yet completed a request form please complete an online request form as soon as possible. 

As at 27 May 2020 we have paid over 4450 local businesses over £50.2m in grant payments.

Go to the Covid-19 Business Grant page for more information.


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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: 19 June 2020 17:08:39