Business rates

Business rates, or National Non-Domestic Rates, are the equivalent of Council Tax for non-domestic properties. They are a statutory tax levied by central government on those responsible for commercial property.

Horsham District Council is responsible for collecting business rates for the District.

Part of the money is used to fund services and amenities nationally. Some of the money kept by the Council is used to pay for local public services. Collection of commercial waste is not covered by business rates charges.

Contact the Business Rates team

Business rates rateable values

Check or challenge your business rates charges, how to appeal with the valuation office agency (VOA), and information on exemptions

View your business rates account

Access your business rates account online to view your account and get a copy of your bill

Make a business rates payment

Find out how you can set up a direct debit to pay for your business rates and other methods of payment

If you cannot pay your business rates bill

If you are struggling to pay your business rates bill, find out more about how we can help and what happens if payment is not made

Business rates open data

Our monthly published data report giving information on data we hold about businesses in our area

Property reliefs

Reliefs and exemptions that you might be eligible for to help lower your business rates bill

Further information

For more information about Business Rates for your area, please read the Horsham District Council Business Rates Leaflet 2024/25 (PDF)

For more information about Council Tax, please read the Council Tax leaflet 2024/25 (PDF)

For more information about how your Council Tax is spent, please read the Your Council Tax leaflet 2024/25 (PDF)
and the Financial information for residents and Council Tax charges leaflet 2024/25 (PDF)