Business Rate Collection Rates

Since the introduction of National Non Domestic Rates in 1990 Amber Valley’s Business Rate collection rate has consistently placed us in the upper quartile for English Authorities. 

A decade ago in 2004/05 we collected 99.2 % of 2004/05 bills in year. In 2005/06, we collected 99.5% of 2005/06 bills in year, placing us equal 41st nationally, our best performance at that time. In 2006/07 we maintained our excellent collection rate of 99.5%, placing us equal 38th nationally. In 2007/08 we collected 99.4 % of Business Rates in year, we were equal 68th nationally. In 2008/09 we collected 98.6% of Business Rates in year, we were equal 105th nationally.

In 2009/10 we collected 99.0% of Business Rates in year, we were equal 47th nationally, and again higher than any other Derbyshire Authority. In 2010/11 we collected 98.9%. Whilst this was a fall of 0.1% it was still the highest in Derbyshire and equal 69th nationally.

In 2011/12 we collected 99.1% of Business Rates in year, we were equal 30th nationally.

In 2012/13 collection fell slightly by 0.1% to 99.0% and whilst this was a decrease of 0.1% against 2011/12 we were equal 38th nationally and still substantially higher than the national average.

In 2013/14  we maintained our excellent collection rate and again collected 99.0% of Business Rates in year, equal 39th nationally, still substantially higher than the national average and the highest in Derbyshire.

In 2014/15 we collected 98.9% in year, placing us 63rd nationally.

Last year (2015/16) we collected 99.0% in year, this placed us 64th nationally.

The national average in-year collection rate for non-domestic rates in England was 98.2 % in 2015/16, an increase of 0.1 percentage points over 2014/15 (98.1%).

Overall Business Rate collection, covering over 20 years is around 99.5%. This financial year alone we will again collect around £31 million in Non-Domestic Rates from 3,700 business ratepayers.

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