Business Rates

Discretionary revaluation relief scheme 2017

We have approved a scheme to award additional relief where a qualifying ratepayer's bill has increased due to the 2017 revaluation. All eligible businesses are invited to apply before 31 December 2017.

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Business rates are charged on most non-domestic properties such as shops, offices, pubs and factories.

They contribute towards the cost of local services.

How it's calculated

The business rate is the rateable value of the business times a 'multiplier' that is set each year by the government. The multiplier is the number of pence per pound of your rateable value you'll have to pay in Business Rates.

From 1 April 2017 businesses with rateable values between £15,001 and £50,099 use the 'small' business multiplier. 

Non-domestic rating multiplier

  • 2016/17: 49.7P (0.497)
  • 2017/18: 47.9p (0.479)

Small business non-domestic rating multiplier

  • 2016/17: 48.4p (0.484)
  • 2017/18: 46.6p (0.466)

How to pay

You can pay your business rates online, by direct debit, and in instalments.

Overpayments and refunds

If you believe you have overpaid your Business Rates, we can refund the amount to you. Contact us so we can:

  • check your account
  • advise you of the position
  • arrange any refund (if necessary).

You can also download a refund application form.

Relief and reductions

Contact us

Business Rates Service
PO Box 65993
Town Hall
Wandsworth High Street
London, SW18 9LB