Important Notice – Business Rates 

Business Rates Annual Billing:

Horsham District Council would normally be issuing the annual Business Rates bills at the start of March 2021.  However, the Government has suggested that local authorities consider delaying the annual billing process until after the Chancellor has set out the next phase of the Government’s plans to tackle the coronavirus pandemic, protect jobs and support businesses in the Budget on 3 March 2021.

In light of this advice, and to prevent confusion and concern to customers during what is already a very difficult time for our local businesses, the Council has made the decision to delay issuing the annual Business Rates bills until after the Budget.

Once details of the Budget are known and how this affects our Business Rates customers we will provide further updates on what will happen next.

The Government is providing Horsham District Council with funding to support businesses that are forced to close or severely affected during national and local restriction periods. Further information is available on the Horsham District Council Website.

Telephone Opening Hours

The Revenues & Benefits service telephone opening hours are 10am – 2pm (Monday to Friday) so that colleagues can focus outside of these hours on customers who have contacted us by email.

We are committed to providing all our customers with the support they need during this time, and so we are allocating our resource to enable us to respond to everyone as quickly as possible.

Council Tax, Benefits, Business Rates and Coronavirus

We would encourage anybody with a query or who is experiencing financial hardship to visit www.gov.uk website which has information on alternative income such as Universal Credit. Any resident who needs advice or assistance can also contact the Revenues and Benefits Service by email to:

Council Tax: hdc-revenues@milton-keynes.gov.uk

Housing Benefit and Council Tax Support: hdc-benefits@milton-keynes.gov.uk

Business Rates: hdc-revenues@milton-key.gov.uk

For specific Coronavirus information, please visit:

Council Tax: https://www.lgss-revs-bens.com/horsham/council-tax

Housing Benefit and Council Tax Support: https://www.lgss-revs-bens.com/horsham/benefits

Business Rates: https://www.lgss-revs-bens.com/horsham/business-rates