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NNDR Business Rates

Non-domestic rates or business rates

General forms to download for Business Rates



Direct debit is the easiest way to pay your Business Rates. The benefits of paying by direct debit are :-

  • choice of payment date 1st or 16th day of the month
  • no queues
  • no postage
  • no need to remember to pay
  • 10 working days notice of any changes 


Completed mandates should be returned to Barrow Borough Council, Customer Services, Town Hall, Duke Street, Barrow in Furness, Cumbria LA14 2LD.  We also have the facility to set up direct debits over the phone, just telephone our Customer Services on 406175. 

The non-domestic rates or business rates, collected by local councils are the means by which businesses and others who occupy non-domestic property make a contribution towards the cost of local services. Link to make a payment to Barrow Borough Council now

Except in the City of London, where special arrangements apply, the rates are pooled by central government and redistributed to local councils according to the number of people living in the area.

This money, together with revenue from council taxpayers, revenue support grants provided by the Government and certain other sums, is used to pay for the services provided by your local council and other local authorities in your area.

Details regarding Rateable Values, the Rating Multiplier, Transitional Arrangements, Unoccupied Property Rating, Charitable and Discretionary Relief, Small Business Rate Relief,  Rating Advisors and Rate relief for businesses in rural areas is available from your local Council Office by telephoning 406175 or by email to nndr@barrowbc.gov.uk.

The Valuation Office Agency assesses rateable values that are the basis for working out business rates bills. More information is available from the Business rates pages of Valuation Office web site.

2017 Business Rate Revaluation Fact Sheet.

Downloadable NNDR Relief Application Forms

Small Business Rate Relief (MS doc 89kb) - this form can be completed or alternatively the relevant details can be submitted in a letter   

Application for Mandatory/Discretionary Relief  (PF 183 kb)

Application for Hardship Relief (PDF 190 kb)

Application for Rural Relief (PDF 135 kb)