Business rates

Business rates are applicable to all non-domestic premises in Redcar and Cleveland.

You can view and manage your Business Rates Account online at Business Rates – Online Options

Which properties are charged Business (Non-Domestic) rates?

Most non-residential properties will be subject to a business rates charge. A property is rateable if it appears in the Valuation List. The list is administered by the Valuation Office Agency. The Council must charge rates on all properties that appear in the list. You can check whether your property is on the rating list and its rateable value here

Who is liable?

  • If you occupy a property that exists on the Valuation List you will be liable to pay rates.
  • If you own or hold a lease on an empty business rates property you will still be liable for business rates unless an exemption applies. 

How are my business rates calculated?

Business rates are calculated using a rateable value and applying a multiplier which is set annually by government. You will be sent a bill showing the multiplier that has been used and the amount that you need to pay.  

Business Rates Reductions and Reliefs

The availability of reductions and reliefs are conditional in accordance with government regulations and guidance.  

  • Small business rates relief. If your rateable value is less than £15,000 and you only have one business premises in the UK you may be able to get this relief. A small business rate relief form can be downloaded below:
  • Retail Hospitality and Leisure Relief. Details of the relief can be found here. In most case this reliefs will be applied automatically to the accounts of qualifying business. 
  • Empty Property reduction. An empty property reduction of up to 3 months can be applied or up to 6 months if your business is an industrial premises.
  • Covid Additional Relief Fund (CARF). This is discretionary government relief for businesses adversely affected by the COVID 19 pandemic. Restrictions apply and most businesses eligible for this relief have already received it. Government funding for this relief ends on 31 march 2023          
  • Hardship relief. In exceptional cases the Council may be able to provide some hardship relief. In order to be considered for this a business would need to demonstrate that its hardship circumstances were for a short and temporary period only, and that a sustainable business plan was in place to improve its trading position and be able to meet future rate liabilities. Hardship relief cannot assist businesses that cannot afford to pay rates regardless of their trading circumstances.   
  • Other business rates reliefs - information can be found at Business rates relief: Overview - GOV.UK (
  • To enquire about reductions and reliefs please email