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You are now on the councils' new website platform. Read about the changes.

Business rates

How business rates are calculated, rateable values and registering a new business

This page covers services for both councils. If you have chosen to access information from your own council only, selecting one of the services below will take you to information for that council.

What are business rates?

An overview of what Business Rates are and the significance to you and your business

How are business rates calculated

An explanation on how Business Rates are calculated

Rateable value and rateable value appeals

Explanation of rateable value and how to appeal if you think your rateable value is wrong

State aid for business rates

Find out about state aid for business rates

Register a new business

Use our online form to register a new business for Business Rates in Lewes district or Eastbourne

Notify us if you vacate a business property

Use our online form to tell us if you have vacated a business property

Business Improvement District

Information regarding the Eastbourne Business Improvement District (BID)

Business rates reliefs and discounts

Some properties are eligible for discounts from the council on their Business Rates