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Business rates

The Government announced in the Autumn Statement and Spring Budget the following changes to Business Rates:

  • the small business rates multiplier for 2024/25 has been frozen at 49.9p for any property with a rateable value of less than £51,000. From 1 April 2024 this also includes empty properties and properties occupied by charities who had to pay the higher multiplier
  • for properties with a rateable value of £51,000 or more the multiplier is 54.6p from 1 April 2024 (in 2023/24 it was 51.2p)
  • 75% relief (up to £110,000) for retail, hospitality and leisure businesses will continue in 2024/25 for eligible businesses - see the Reliefs and Discounts section below if you think you may be eligible
  • from the 1 April 2024 a property will need to be occupied for 13 weeks, rather than 6 weeks, before a ratepayer can qualify for a further period of empty rates.

Check your rateable value on the website (opens new window)

Pay or check your business rates.
Information about the reliefs and discounts available for Business Rates.
Find out how business rates are calculated within Gateshead.
Information on the rateable value of non-domestic properties as set by the Valuation Office Agency (VOA) and how to challenge it.
What to do if you move into, or out of, a business property in Gateshead.

Beware of business rates scams and fraudFind out more to help protect yourself. (opens new window)

Contact us

Business Rates
Gateshead Council
Civic Centre
Regent Street

0191 433 4726

Office hours:

Telephone enquiries can be made on a Monday to Thursday between the hours of 8.45am to 5pm and on a Friday between 8.45am to 4.30pm. 

Please email outside of these working hours.