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Business rates

Business rates are a form of local taxation payable by the occupiers or owners of commercial properties such as shops, offices, pubs, warehouses and factories.

They are collected by us on behalf of the Welsh Government. The money collected is paid into a central 'pool' and then redistributed across Wales to help pay for services provided by all the local authorities.

Other commercial interests that business rates are payable for include telecommunication masts, advertising rights, cash machines and car parks.

Retail, Leisure and Hospitality Rates Relief 2024-25

About business rates

General information about business rates such as who has to pay them and how they are calculated.

Pay your business rates

There are a number of ways to pay your business rates. Direct Debit is the easiest and most convenient way to pay.

Business rates relief

Some business types may be eligible for discounts or exemptions on their business rates.

Problems paying your business rates

Contact us if you are having difficulties paying so we can try to help.

Request a copy of your business rates bill

Get in touch if you would like a copy of your business rates bill so we can send it to you.

Register to pay business rates

If you are setting up your business at a new premises please let us know so we can register you to pay business rates.

Report moving or leaving premises so we can update your business rates records

If you are moving premises within Swansea, or are vacating your business premises please let us know so we can update your details.

Business rates team

If you can't find what you need or have a different query you can contact us.