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Business rates

If you're interested in learning about business rates and want to know where you need to go to pay yours, or to get a little more advice, we've pulled together all the resources for York, North Yorkshire and East Riding.

You will learn

  • When you need to pay business rates
  • How the Council can help you
  • Who to speak to for further legal advise

If you’re occupying a business premises, then you’ll need to pay business rates to your local council. Even if you are working from home, the part of your property used for business may be liable to business rates. Small business relief may be available in some circumstances. If you are moving to a different premise you can find out the rateable value by contacting your local council or using the Valuation Office Agency

How Councils can help your business

Occupiers of non-domestic properties pay non-domestic rates (often known as business rates) which contribute towards the cost of local services which support your business. The councils collect business rates and this money then goes towards paying for the services provided by your council, the county council, the Police and Crime Commissioner and the Fire and Rescue Authority.

What do they offer?

  • Advise you on how much you will have to pay, if you have a particular property in mind
  • Ensure that you receive any relief or exemption that you are entitled to
  • They will set up an account for you and give the maximum available number of installments for payment
  • Advise on the best way to pay your business rates

Where to go for support?

Contact the council where your business is located:

City of York Council

https://www.york.gov.uk/homepage/22/business

West Offices building, Station Rise, York, YO1 6GA

phone: (01904) 551553

email: business.rates@york.gov.uk

Hambleton DC

http://hambleton.gov.uk/info/20042/business_rates/158/business_rates/2

Hambleton District Council, Civic Centre, Stone Cross, Northallerton, North Yorkshire DL6 2UU

phone: (01609) 779977

email: info@hambleton.gov.uk

Harrogate BC

https://www.harrogate.gov.uk/info/20031/business_rates

Harrogate Borough Council, Planning Services, PO Box 787, Harrogate, HG1 9RW

phone: (01423) 500600 ask for Business Rates

email: customerservices@harrogate.gov.uk

Richmondshire DC

https://www.richmondshire.gov.uk/business-and-economy/

Mercury House, Station Road, Richmond, North Yorkshire, DL10 4JX

phone: (01748) 829100

email: enquiries@richmondshire.gov.uk

Craven DC

https://www.cravendc.gov.uk/business/business-rates/

Planning Department, Belle Vue Mills, Broughton Road, Skipton, North Yorkshire BD23 1FJ

phone: (01756) 706470

email: customerservices@cravendc.gov.uk

Ryedale DC

http://www.ryedale.gov.uk/services/business-economy/business-rates/business-rates-annual-notification.html

Ryedale House, Malton, North Yorkshire, YO17 7HH

phone: (01653) 600666 ext. 650

email: enquiries@ryedale.gov.uk

Scarborough BC

http://www.scarborough.gov.uk/home/business-licensing-and-grants/business-rates

Local Taxation, Town Hall, Scarborough, North Yorkshire, YO11 2HG

phone: 01723 232323

email: customer.first@scarborough.gov.uk

Selby DC

http://www.selby.gov.uk/business-rates

In Person - Access Selby, 8-10 Market Cross, Selby, YO8 4JS

phone: (01757) 705101

email: info@selby.gov.uk

East Riding of Yorkshire

http://www2.eastriding.gov.uk/business/business-rates/

Planning and Building Control, East Riding of Yorkshire Council, County Hall, Beverley, HU1 7BA

phone: (01482) 393792

email: customer.services@eastriding.gov.uk

Futher information

Valuation Office Agency - https://www.gov.uk/guidance/valuation-office-agency-and-business-rates-non-domestic-rates

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Written by:

Simon King

Growth Hub Manager

Email Address: simon.king@howsbusiness.org

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