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, dependant 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.

Privacy Notice for Revenues (Council Tax, Business Rates, Sundry Debtors and Creditors).

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.

We may check information you have provided, or information about you that someone else has provided, with other information held by us.

We may also get information about you from certain third parties, or give them information to:

  • prevent or detect crime
  • protect public funds
  • make sure the information is correct

These third parties include government departments, local authorities and private sector companies such as banks, organisations that may lend you money and companies that assist us in fraud detection and prevention such as Credit Reference Agencies.

We will not give information about you to anyone else, or use information about you for other purposes, unless the law allows us to. For further information please see the following page: Privacy Notice - Revenues.

Business Rates Customer Service Charter

The Council has a Corporate Customer Service charter, details of this can be found on the following page: Customer Services Charter

Customer Service Charter
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For further information, please contact us:

Last updated: 13 March 2017 08:43:37