Business rates - annual notification
Corby Borough Council will notify occupiers of commercial properties of their annual business rate bill before 1 April of each year.
Legally you have the right to pay over 10 monthly instalments at the beginning of each financial year. This will be from April to January. The instalment date is the 1st of the month
When you start a new business or move into new premises, you should tell Corby Borough Council so we can charge you the correct amount.
The bill shows:
- how much you have to pay and how the amount was calculated
- when you need to pay each instalment and how much to pay each time
If you think that your bill is wrong or that you are entitled to a reduction, you should contact your Corby Borough Council and explain why. But you should still continue to make payments even if you are disputing how much you should pay.
If you have cashflow problems and are unable to pay, you should contact Corby Borough Council immediately. We may be able to change the amounts and dates of your payments.
If you miss a payment without agreeing it with the council, we will send you a reminder giving you seven days to pay. If you miss this deadline or another payment, you will have to pay the whole outstanding balance for the year. If you still do not pay, the council may take action in court to recover the debt.