Information about business rates 2021/22

July 2021 Discount Letter and Declaration Form.

2021/22 Business Rates Explanatory Notes

This contains information about:

  • what business rates are
  • rateable values
  • the rating multiplier
  • charges on unoccupied properties
  • reliefs and discounts
  • advice about rating advisors

Business Bolton

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Business Growth Hub

GC Business Growth Hub exists to significantly improve our communities by making businesses the very best they can be. They have dedicated advisors who are passionate about giving businesses and entrepreneurs access to those growth programmes, expertise and the information they need to succeed. Find out 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! As England adjusts to the new normal the government has introduced financial support to help employers hire new apprentices. Through apprenticeships, you can build competitive skills to encourage growth in your organisation. More at