Business rates, or National Non-Domestic Rates (NNDR) are paid as a contribution by businesses towards local services such as road maintenance, trading standards, economic development and the fire service. Half the money collected from business rates is sent to the Government, with the other half being shared between South Norfolk Council and Norfolk County Council.
Business rates are charged on all properties and premises which are not used as a dwelling. The ratepayer must be the occupier of the property or where the property is empty then they must be paid by the owner.
Further information can be found in this section and in the business rates explanatory notes.
The Chancellor as part of the Budget on 3 March 2021, announced changes to the Expanded Retail Discount scheme that will take effect from 1 April 2021. Details of the scheme (which also applies to those in receipt of Nursery Discount) will be included with your annual bill (2021-22). Further updates will be provided during the course of the year.