The following services are available online to make it quick and easy for you to interact with the Council.
Sign up for Direct DebitTake the hassle out of paying your Business Rates by choosing Direct Debit
Change of CircumstancesReport any change in circumstances which may affect your Business Rates
Moving PremisesInform us if you are moving business premises
Business Rates RefundArrange a refund of your Business Rates
Mandatory and Discretionary ReliefMake an application for Mandatory and Discretionary Relief
About Business Rates
Woking Borough Council is responsible for collecting Business Rates from all business properties within the Borough.
Broadly, the amount you pay is calculated by multiplying the rateable value of your property by a multiplier set by the Government each year.
There are two multipliers, one for small businesses who have been granted small business rates relief (49.3p for 2018/19), and one for large businesses with rateable values over £51,000 (48.0p for 2018/19).
Bills are issued in March, for the business rates due from 1 April. Your bill will show how your rates have been calculated. Explanatory notes which help to explain Business Rates are published online.
The Valuation Office Agency (VOA) completed the revaluation of rateable values effective from 1st April 2017. You can view your revaluation by visiting the VOA's website.
Further information about the revaluation and how it affects you can also be found on their website.
Useful Business Rates information website
Valuation Office Agency who value properties and compile and maintain the valuation list.