Business Rates, or Non-Domestic Rates as they are sometimes known, are a tax payable in respect of all occupied and some unoccupied business premises.
Business Rates are payable to the Council who collect them on behalf of the Government.
The Business Rates (Non-Domestic Rates) collected by billing authorities are paid into a central government pool and redistributed to billing authorities and major precepting authorities. Cannock Chase Council's share of re-distributed rate income, together with income from its Council Taxpayers, revenue support grant provided by the Government and certain other sums, is used to pay for the services provided by us and other local authorities in the area.
For further information on Business Rates (including a Guide to Business Rates) can be found on the website of the Department for Communities and Local Government
The Council Tax On-line leaflet 2015-16 (issued with new and annual bills) details the total cost of services including Police and Fire Authorities.