Business Rates

Business Rates are a tax on the occupation of business property and a contribution towards the provision of a number of services rather than specific ones. Rates are payable on most non-domestic properties. The multipliers used to calculate the rates payable before deducting any reliefs are set each year by the government, but the local council is responsible for sending out the bills and collecting rates from businesses in the Calderdale district. For more information, see: Business rates explained .

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Report a change of address

Please contact us if any of the details on your Business Rates bill need changing. We can then calculate the correct charge, award any relief or exemption and send you a correct bill.

Changes to report include:

  • changes in your correspondence or business address;
  • if your ownership or lease has ended, the landlord's or new owner's name and address;
  • if you have ceased trading and when you stopped trading.

You can inform us of any changes easily online: Report a change of address

Reliefs and exemptions

If you are liable for Business Rates on a property, you may be able to apply for relief to help reduce the cost of your Business Rates. For more information, see: Relief and exemptions .

Register for Business Rates

All businesses and occupiers of non-domestic properties need to register with us for Business Rates. Register online: Register for Business Rates

Halifax Business Improvement District (Halifax BID)

Businesses of Halifax town centre voted 'yes' to a BID in Halifax, in a ballot held October 2016. This will start from April 2017. For more information, see: Halifax Bid Levy .

Business Rates and Open Data

We get many requests for information relating to business rates. These include requests for details of: Empty Properties, Businesses that receive Small Business Rate Relief or other reliefs, Accounts in Credit, New Business Rates Accounts Created. We have made this information available as Open Data on: Calderdale Data Works .


You can also visit any Customer First office, see: Local offices .

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