Information about business rates 2020/21

2020/21 Business Rates Explanatory Notes

This contains information about:

  • what business rates are
  • rateable values
  • the rating multiplier
  • the 2017 revaluation and transitional arrangements
  • charges on unoccupied properties
  • reliefs and discounts
  • advice about rating advisors

Business Growth Hub

The Business Growth Hub provide fully funded business support to Small and Medium sized Enterprises (SMEs) across Greater Manchester, find out more at

SME Apprenticeship Support and Grant Package

Small businesses in the borough can now take advantage of a new £1.9m apprenticeship support package across Greater Manchester offering workforce planning support and a local grant of £3000 to support the employment of a new apprentice. Bolton based businesses can find criteria and an on-line application at