Information about business rates 2024/25

This contains information about:

  1. what business rates are
  2. rateable values
  3. the rating multiplier
  4. charges on unoccupied properties
  5. reliefs and discounts
  6. advice about rating advisors

Business Bolton

Business Bolton is Bolton Council's one stop shop for supporting individuals and businesses to achieve economic prosperity in Bolton. The Business Bolton team are on hand to provide you up to date business opportunities and connect you up with our partners that help business start-ups and growth opportunities for businesses.

Email us at to get in touch with the team. Visit or follow up on social media @businessbolton to find out more. 

Alternatively, sign-up for regular updates by email at

Business growth hub

Business Growth Hub provide a wide range of services to help start-up businesses across Greater Manchester. The team support businesses at all stages of their growth journey with a broad range of services. Offering expert one-to-one and peer-to-peer business support, events, specialist programmes, funding and much more. 


Employing an apprentice can be a great addition to your business. It gives you the opportunity to benefit from a supported programme that invests in training employees with the skills set and workplace behaviour right for you. There are a wide range of local training providers offering fantastic training courses which have been advised by employers.

Business Bolton can help you to find the right person and training provider through our recruitment support with links to local skills advice or the Team Bolton Partnership.

Contact us on 01204 336222 or find out more at

Greater Manchester precepts and levies

These form part of the Council Tax bill and go towards the police, fire and rescue, waste disposal and transport services for Greater Manchester. To find out more see the Greater Manchester Combined Authority website.