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 49p.

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

Properties with rateable value over £51,000 will include an additional 2.6p per £1. 

If you disagree with the rateable value of your property, you can appeal to the Renfrewshire Valuation Joint Board.

Find out how much you need to pay on the website.

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 or by phoning 0300 300 0202.

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.

You can also pay by post, in person or by phoning 0300 300 300 / 0202.

Further 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.


Renfrewshire Council


Phone: 0300 300 0202

Last modified on 10 December 2020

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