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Business Rates

National Non-Domestic Rates (NNDR), or business rates, collected by local authorities are the way that those who occupy non-domestic property contribute towards the cost of local services.

For information on business grants that might be available please go to: COVID-19: Business Grants

Business Rates Relief

For the latest information on all reliefs for 2021/22, including the relief for the retail, leisure and hospitality sector and early years nurseries, please see: https://www.gov.uk/apply-for-business-rate-relief

Business Rates Holiday for Early Years Nurseries 2021/22

Eligible ratepayers do not have to pay rates from 1 April 2021 - 30 June 2021 inclusive.

From 1 July 2021 till 31 March 2022 you should be eligible for relief of 2/3rds of rates due.  You should receive a bill showing the amount to pay soon before 1 July 2021.

Business Rates Holiday for Retail, Hospitality and Leisure 2021/22

Eligible ratepayers do not have to pay rates from 1 April 2021 - 30 June 2021 inclusive.

From 1 July 2021 till 31 March 2022 you should be eligible for relief of 2/3rds of rates due.  You should receive a bill showing the amount to pay soon before 1 July 2021.

It is important to note that only businesses meeting the government guidelines on eligibility will be entitled to this relief. At the present time, the guidelines do not include businesses forming part the wider supply chain for these sectors.

Properties that will benefit from the relief will be occupied hereditaments that are wholly or mainly being used:

  • as shops, restaurants, cafes, drinking establishments, cinemas and live music venues
  • for assembly and leisure
  • as hotels, guest & boarding premises and self-catering accommodation

Enquiries

You can now view your business rate account on-line by registering for an on-line account:

Register/log in to your Online Business Rates account

If you have any enquiries about your business rates bill, please contact the Non-Domestic Rating Section on 0300 303 8588 between 9:00am and 11:00am Tuesday to Thursday.

Sending Business Rates your Documents

You are able to send queries to the Business Rates team and upload documents:

Business Rates - send your document

Email Business Rates

Address for correspondence:

Business Rates Section
Mendip District Council
Cannards Grave Road
Shepton Mallet
BA4 5BT

Business Rates General Information

Business rates is a local tax that is paid by the occupiers of all non-domestic /business property, in the same way that council tax is a tax on domestic property. Business rates are charged on most business properties such as shops, offices, pubs, warehouses and factories. However, the property doesn't have to be used for a business - if it is used for purposes which are not domestic it is likely to be rateable. We will send you a business rates bill each year.

Paying Your Business Rates

Details on how to pay your Non Domestic Rates (Business Rates)

How Business Rates Are Worked Out

Apart from properties that are exempt from business rates, each non-domestic property has a rateable value which is set by officers of the Valuation Office Agency (VOA), an agency of Her Majesty's Revenue and Customs. They draw up and maintain a full list of all rateable values.

Business Rates Frequently Requested Information

The most frequently requested information relates to empty properties.

Revaluation 2017

The Valuation Office Agency (VOA) has now updated the rateable values of all business properties.

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