Business rates explained

What you'll pay

You must pay Business Rates (National Non-Domestic Rates) on properties such as shops, offices and factories. Central Government set the multipliers (the rates in the £) each year.

For 2023/2024 the multiplier has been set at 51.2p. Businesses qualifying for small business rate relief will pay a multiplier of 49.9p.

The Valuation Officer sets Business Rates based on the rateable value of the property. This is revalued on a regular basis.

The current general revaluation took effect from 1st April 2023.

How to contact us about your Business Rates

By telephone: 
contact the Business Rates Team on tel 0191 6432365.

By email: 
send an email to

By letter to: 
NNDR / Revenues, Quadrant, The Silverlink North, Cobalt Business Park, North Tyneside, NE27 0BY