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Last edited 26 Sep 2019
Business rates are a local tax paid by the occupiers of non-domestic property in England and Wales. Business rates are calculated and collected by local authorities. They are put in a central pool and then redistributed back to local authorities to help to pay for local services.
Business rates depend on:
- The rateable value of a property, which is set by the Valuation Office Agency (VOA).
- The multiplier set by central government.
- Rate relief schemes applied by the local authority.
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- Business rates and 'reasonable repair'.
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- Income tax.
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- Rateable value.
- Staircase tax.
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