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Business Rates

All the information you need about Business Rates and how to pay them.

Business Rates are a form of local taxation payable by the occupiers or owners of commercial properties such as shops, offices, pubs, warehouses and factories.

They are collected by the council on behalf of the Welsh Government. The money collected is paid into a central 'pool' and then redistributed across Wales to help pay for services provided by all the local authorities.

There are other commercial interests that Business Rates are payable for such as telecommunication masts, advertising rights, cash machines and car parks.

Thinking of starting a business or growing an existing business? For help and information contact Business Wales on 03000 603000 or visit Business WalesOpens new window

2017 Revaluation

The revaluation of rateable values reflects changes in the commercial property market across Wales and England since the last re-valuation that was effective from 1 April 2010 with a valuation date of 1 April 2008. The 2017 revaluation will come into effect on 1 April 2017 with a valuation date of 1 April 2015.  The council will use this value to calculate your business rate bill from 1 April 2017.

High Street Rate Relief

This relief is aimed at high-street retailers in Wales, for example, shops, pubs, restaurants and cafes - including those which have seen their rates increase significantly as a result of the 2017 revaluation undertaken by the independent Valuation Office Agency.  The Welsh Government will provide two tiers of non-domestic rates relief, of either £500 (Tier 1) or £1,500 (Tier 2), to eligible high street retailers occupying premises with a rateable value of £50,000 or less in the financial year 2017-18, subject to State Aid limits.  The attached document provides guidance on the operation and delivery of the Scheme.

PDF Document High Street Rate Relief (PDF, 451KB)Opens new window

 

 

 

 

Business Rates basic information

General information about Business Rates

Paying your Business Rates

There are a number of ways to pay your Business Rates.

Problems paying your Business Rates?

Contact us if you are having difficulties paying.

Reduce your Business Rates

If you pay Business Rates you may be eligible for rate relief.

Tell us about changes affecting your Business Rates

Let us know if you are moving into or out of premises or contact us to request a copy of your bill.

Frequently asked questions about business rates

Find out answers to the most common questions we get asked about business rates.

Contact Business Rates

If you can't find what you need or have a different query you can email us.
Web: www.swansea.gov.uk/businessrates Opens new window
Tel: 01792 635937
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