Business Rates – How the System Works
Business Rates – How the System Works

October 28


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This course provides an excellent introduction to the subject for new starters and staff not employed within business rates teams, whilst delivering a thorough and extensive refresher for experienced officers due to the scope and interactive nature of the course.

This course contains detailed coverage of all aspects of non domestic rating. It examines the identification of relevant non-domestic hereditaments, how to establish rateable occupation, liability to unoccupied rate charges, and entitlement to mandatory rate relief. It provides an overview of all essential billing provisions as well as a brief outline of transitional adjustments. The course material focuses strongly on the practical day-to-day issues faced by local authority staff.

Who Should Attend

All revenue staff, particularly those with customer-facing responsibilities within business rates, customer services and recovery functions. The course is also beneficial for supervisors, court officers and others responsible for decision-making.


  • Local rating list
  • The rated hereditament
  • Exemptions from rating
  • Rateable value
  • Rateable occupation
  • Empty property rating
  • Rate avoidance issues
  • Charity relief
  • Rural rate relief
  • Small business relief
  • Billing provisions

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October 28


United Kingdom


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