Business Rates

Business Rates

Business Rates

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Business Rates is the everyday name given to what is properly called National Non-Domestic Rates, and is a tax on non-domestic properties.  It is the way local businesses and occupiers of other non domestic properties make a contribution towards the cost of local services.

Please note that Trade Waste services are not provided through Business Rates and are a separate chargeable service.

The amount of the tax is set by the Government and collected by Fylde Borough Council.  The rates collected locally are then divided between the Government and Fylde Borough Council.

Business Rates are calculated by applying a 'multiplier', which is set by the Government each year, to a rating assessment.  There are two multipliers: the standard non-domestic rating multiplier and the small business non-domestic rating multiplier.

2015-16 Multipliers

  • the small business non-domestic multiplier is 48.0p
  • the standard non-domestic multiplier is 49.3p


Pay Over 12 Months Instead of the Usual 10

Payment of Business Rates is automatically set on a 10-monthly instalment schedule.  However, with effect from 1 April 2014, the Government is offering businesses the option to pay their Business Rates over 12 months, rather than 10 (the number of instalments that you can have will depend upon when you begin making payments.  This is because the year's balance must be paid within the financial year, i.e. by 31 March).

If you would like to pay over 12 months, please email or telephone 01253 658658, quoting your Business Rates account number.


Accounts in Credit

The Council will publish an updated list of outstanding Business Rates credits at the end of each month.  Please see related downloads to the right for latest list.

Please note, information can only be supplied in respect of companies.  This is because information relating to individuals is confidential and safeguarded under the Data Protection Act 1998.