What are business rates?

Business rates are paid by the owners or occupiers of non-domestic properties.

If you wish to learn more about business rates then please see Business Rates Explained.

Business Rates and Coronavirus

“The Government has informed local authorities that all grant funding for businesses will end as of 28 August 2020. Please note there will be no grant applications accepted after 4pm on Friday 28 August 2020”.

Details of other help and support for businesses can be found here : https://www.gov.uk/coronavirus/business-support

The following support is provided to businesses by Horsham District Council:

  • a 12 month business rates holiday for all retail, hospitality, leisure and nursery businesses in England.  If you wish to apply for this relief, please contact us by email at hdc-revenues@milton-keynes.gov.uk

Please note that this grant is not being administered by the Business Rates team who will be unable to answer any of your questions. If you do have any questions that cannot be answered from the webpage of application portal please email these to HDC-LADG@milton-keynes.gov.uk

FRAUD ALERT – Business Support Grants

We are aware fraudsters are pretending to be the Council’s Finance Director (sometimes called the 151 officer).

After you have provided your bank details into the Council’s Business grants portal we will NEVER ask you to click an email link. We will NEVER ask you to give us your bank details over the phone. 

We may call you to clarify some details or to confirm some of your details.

We will give partial details you have submitted and ask you to confirm yes or no. 

If in any doubts please ring the Council’s general number and ask to speak to the Business Rates team.



Open data – business rates

Please see our Business Rates – Open Data page to view the data we can publish.

If you cannot find what you are looking for then please contact us.

Further information

Horsham Financial Information

Business Rates Explanatory Notes 2020/21