National Non-Domestic Rates (Business Rates)

What are Business Rates?

Street in Lutterworth with shops

Business Rates (or National Non-Domestic Rates), together with Council Tax and Central Government grants help to fund local services such as education, the emergency services, libraries, highways maintenance and many others.

Business Rates are collected by Harborough District Council, of which 50% is paid directly to central government.

The present Business Rates system was introduced in 1990 when all business properties were valued. A revaluation normally takes place every 5 years, the next one is scheduled for April 2017.  

Business Rates explanatory notes