Business rates

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.

Businesses with rateable values between £12,001 and £25,499 use the 'small' business multiplier. 

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.

Contact us

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