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Business rates

Find out about business rates and how to make a payment.

Business Rates are a tax on the occupation of business property. It is also a contribution towards the provision of a number of services rather than specific ones.

Rates are payable on most non-domestic properties. The multipliers used to calculate the rates payable before deducting any reliefs are set each year by the Government. We are responsible for sending out the bills and collecting rates from businesses in the Calderdale district.

For more about this, please see: A guide to your business rates.

Check your balance, sign up to e-billing or make a payment online:

Report a change of address

Please let us know if any details on your Business Rates bill need to be changed. We can then:

  • Calculate the correct charge.
  • Award any relief or exemption.
  • Send you a correct bill.

Changes to report include:

  • A change to your correspondence or business address.
  • If your ownership or lease has ended, the landlord or new owner's name and address.
  • If you have ceased trading and when that was.

You can tell us about any changes online: Report a change of address

Reliefs and exemptions

If you are liable for Business Rates, you may be able to apply for relief to help reduce the cost.

For more about this, please see: Relief and exemptions.

Register for Business Rates

All businesses and occupiers of non-domestic properties need to register with us.

You can do this online, see: Register for Business Rates.

Business Improvement Districts (BIDs)

For more details about Halifax and Brighouse BIDs, please see: Business Improvement Districts (BIDs).

Business Rates and Open Data

We get many requests for information on Business Rates, which includes:

  • Lists of empty properties;
  • properties where relief has been granted;
  • accounts in credit;
  • new accounts created.

We have made this available on: Calderdale Data Works.


Business Rates (Revenues Service):

You can also visit any Customer First office, see: Local offices.

Web chat: Our advisers are available to help, Monday to Friday, between 9am and 5pm. Chat now

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