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Business Rates, or Non-Domestic Rates as they are sometimes known, are payable to the Council who collect them on behalf of the Government.
Business Rates are a tax payable for all occupied and some unoccupied business premises. They are collected by all Councils from businesses in their area.
Premises that are subject to business rates are given a rateable value by the Valuation Office Agency (VOA) who are part of the Inland Revenue. Local authorities use the VOA's assessment of a property's rateable value to calculate business rates bills. The rateable value is based on the likely annual open market rent for the premises at a particular date.
The business rates you are charged are calculated using the rateable value and the multiplier, the rateable value is set by the Valuation Office, and the multiplier set by Central Government.
Business Rates collected by billing authorities on behalf of Central Government are paid into a central pool and redistributed to billing authorities and major precepting authorities.
The notes below form part of your Business Rates bill and comply with the Council Tax and National Non-Domestic Rating (Demand Notices)(England) Regulation 2003 - Part 1 of Schedule 2.
Business Rates Explanatory Notes 2013-14 (39kB PDF)
These notes have been issued by Central Government so if you require a further explanation on any part of this document please contact our Customer Contact Centre on 01865 249811, choosing option 4. Alternatively please write to Oxford City Council, Business Rates Section, St Aldate's Chambers, 109-113 St Aldate's, Oxford OX1 1DS. A hard copy of this document is available on request.
Visit the Business Rates pages of the GOV.UK website for full details on this topic.
Page last reviewed 26 February 2013
Business Rates Team
Oxford City Council
PO Box 10