Business rates (non-domestic rates)

Non-domestic rates, or business rates, collected by local authorities are the way that those who occupy non-domestic property contribute towards the cost of local services.

Under the business rates retention arrangements we keep a proportion of the business rates paid locally. This provides a direct financial incentive for us to work with local businesses to create a favourable local environment for growth, since we'll benefit from growth in business rates revenues.

The money, together with revenue from Council Tax, Government grants, charges and other income, is used to pay for the services and support provided by us.

Further information about the business rates system, including transitional and other reliefs can be found on the Government website.

Business rates 2021-2022

For more information about where your money goes, and how we can work with you to help support your business in Dacorum, please see our  Business rates 2021-2022 leaflet (PDF 1MB).

Register for business rates

To register your company for business rates, please complete our online form:

Register online for business rates

Tell us about a change to your business or if you're moving out

Please tell us about any change in your circumstances (such as moving or selling) which might affect your business rates. You can tell us about any changes by:

  • phoning the business rates helpline on 01442 228268 
  • emailing business.rates@dacorum.gov.uk
  • writing to Dacorum Borough Council, Business Rates Section, The Forum, Hemel Hempstead, HP1 1DN.

Contact us

Email: business.rates@dacorum.gov.uk
Business Rates Telephone Helpline: 01442 228268

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