Calculate your business rates

The amount of business rates you pay is set by the Valuation Office Agency (VOA) and based on the rateable value of your property on the valuation date of 1 April 2015.

Find and check your business rates valuation on GOV.UK

Rateable values

The rateable value is then multiplied by a figure called the business rates multiplier which is set by the government each year.

The 2018 to 2019 multiplier is:

  • 49.3 pence per pound for properties with a rateable value of £51,000 or more
  • 48 pence per pound for properties with a rateable value below £51,000

Estimate your business rates on GOV.UK

Business rates valuation

The VOA regularly reassess and update the rateable values of all business properties, this is called a revaluation and is next due in 2022. This is done to ensure the system is fair by redistributing the total amount payable in business rates, reflecting changes in the property market. Revaluation does not raise extra revenue overall.

If you don’t think your rateable value is correct you can: