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Ratings Agents - Fees and Charges

You don't need to use another company to reduce your rates liability.

As ratepayers, you may be approached by companies that promise to act on your behalf to reduce your rates liability - and that some of these companies are subsequently charging fees for securing access to existing reliefs to which you are already entitled.

The council view is that these companies and agents are unnecessarily diverting business rate relief that is intended to help businesses, into their own pockets when little or no additional work is needed to obtain the relief.

As a council, we ensure that businesses are aware of any reliefs for which they may be eligible and understand how to access that support in the easiest way possible. The information available here on our website sets out any reliefs you may be entitled to.