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Business rates

Non-Domestic Rates, also known as business rates, are the way businesses and others who are responsible for commercial property make a contribution towards the cost of local services.

The Council uses the rateable value provided by the Valuation Office Agency (VOA) to calculate how much you should pay on behalf of central government.

Further information about the Business Rates System.

Revaluation of Business Rates 2023

The VOA is contacting businesses to request rental information to support the next revaluation of business rates in England and Wales - Revaluation 2023. If you receive a request, you need to complete and submit your up-to-date details. It is important to provide this information to ensure business rates are fair and accurate. You can find more information on the Providing rental information for revaluation 2023 page.

Business rates information

View the National Non-Domestic Rates (NNDR) Database - Quarter 1 - 2022 to 2023 (Excel doc) [652KB]

Pay your business rates

How you can pay your business rates bill, provide evidence to support your business rates account or request a refund.

Moving your business in or out of the area

How to let us know you are moving your business in or out of the Borough of Stockton-on-Tees.

Business rates reliefs

There are a number of reliefs available to non-domestic rate payers which can be applied for and awarded depending on various qualifying conditions.

How to appeal your business rates

How to contact the VOA to appeal your business rates.

How your bill is calculated

How we work out your business rates bill.

Business Rates recovery and enforcement

Our recovery and enforcement processes regarding Business Rates.