Business rates

Retail discount

The Government has announced that from 1 April 2019, a retail discount can be awarded to occupied retail properties with a rateable value under £51,000 where the property is being used for the sale of goods and services to visiting members of the public. If you are entitled, a discount will be applied to your account which will reduce your net rates bill by a third.

We will contact all businesses where there appears to be an entitlement to this relief in March 2019.

Find out about the changes to business rates from April 2019

Beware of business rates scams and fraudFind out more to help protect yourself.

Business rates (NNDR) payments
Pay or check your business rates.
Reliefs and discounts
Information about the reliefs and discounts available for Business Rates.
Rate calculations
Find out how business rates are calculated within Gateshead.
Rateable values
Information on the rateable value of non-domestic properties as set by the Valuation Office Agency (VOA).
Moving property
What to do if you move into, or out of a business property in Gateshead.
Appealing against Rateable Value
How to appeal against your Business Rates calculation if you think it is wrong.

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