Business rates

Information about business rates and how much you need to pay.

Business rates, or non-domestic rates, are paid by every company or business and help to pay for local council services.

How much do I pay?

The amount you pay is based on the rateable value of your property* multiplied by the rate per £1. The current rate per £1 is 49.8p.

*The assessor sets the rateable value of your property and needs to carry out a revaluation, usually every 5 years. 

  • Properties with rateable value between £51,001 and £95,000 will be charged the intermediate property rate of 51.1p (poundage plus 1.3p). 
  • Properties with a rateable value over £95,00 will be charged the higher property rate of 54.4p (the poundage plus 2.6p).

If you disagree with the rateable value of your property, you can appeal to the Renfrewshire Valuation Joint Board (opens new window).

Find out how much you need to pay on the website (opens new window).

Rates relief

There are a number of circumstances where it may be possible for a reduction to be applied to the amount of rates due for payment.

Full details of all types of business rates relief and how to apply is available on the Renfrewshire Council website.

Rates relief for 2023-2024 are published quarterly. Where it's known a business is a sole trader, personal details have been removed. If you're a sole trader and wish for your information to be removed contact Renfrewshire Council.

List of 2023-24 rates relief recipients - Quarter 4 (Excel doc) [90KB]

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When to pay

You can pay your business rates either in 10 month instalments from May to February or 6 month instalments in June and December.

The instalments will be taken from your bank or building society on or after the 7th of each month.


Pay online via Renfrewshire Council's website (opens new window).

More information

Devolved tax legislation from 1 April 2015 means that some tenants in Scotland must submit a new tax return to Revenue Scotland every 3 years.

Find out more on the Revenues Scotland website (opens new window).

Last modified on 13 May 2024