COVID-19: Apply for a Business rates grant

An overview of business rates on how your rates are calculated, the 2017 revaluation and the appeal procedure to the Valuation Office Agency visit GOV.UK.


Your business rate bill is based on the rateable value of the property and the multiplier.

2018/19 Multipliers:

  • Non-domestic rate multiplier – 49.3p (0.493)
  • Small business non-domestic rating multiplier – 48.0p (0.480)

2019/20 Multipliers:

  • Non-domestic rate multiplier - 50.4p (0.504)
  • Small business non-domestic rating multiplier - 49.1p (0.491)

2020/21 Multipliers:

  • Non-domestic rate multiplier - 51.2p (0.512)
  • Small business non-domestic rating multiplier - 49.9p (0.499)

Businesses in London with a rateable value over £70,000 also pay the Business Rate Supplement which is charged by the Greater London Authority in relation to the Crossrail project. Further information can be found at

Please be aware that if you have a matter being dealt with by the Valuation Tribunal they have now postponed all tribunal hearings until the 30 April 2020 due to the coronavirus situation.

How do I pay?

  • direct debit - is the easiest way to pay your business rates
  • debit card - pay your business rates by using our pay your Business rates form
  • telephone - pay via touch-tone telephone, telephone 020 3045 5200
  • internet banking - quote your business rate reference and the following Council bank details:
    • Sort code 51-70-14
    • Account number 21101183
  • Cheque - payable to ‘London Borough of Bexley’ and write your reference number on the reverse of the cheque and post to:

London Borough of Bexley
PO Box 368
Town Hall

Are you having problems with paying your bill?

If you do not inform us that you are having difficulty making regular payments, you may incur further costs.

  • to discuss payment or request to pay over 12 instalments:
  • if an instalment is not paid on the due date a reminder notice is sent
  • if unpaid, the full balance of the year’s business rates will be payable with court costs
  • further costs will be raised if the debt is passed to enforcement agents
  • applications may also be made for bankruptcy or liquidation
  • in exceptional circumstances, consideration will be given to applications for Hardship Relief for small businesses struggling to trade

Details of all Business properties, including empty ones, are updated quarterly and can be found in the two spreadsheets below.