Tax setting and billing

From April 2020, the annual indexation of business rates will switch from RPI to the main measure of inflation, currently CPI.

The government pledged in the Budget 2016 to transform business rates billing and collection. By 2022, local authority business rate systems will be linked to HMRC digital tax accounts so that businesses can manage their rates bills in one place alongside other taxes. As a first step, the government will work with local authorities across England to standardise business rate bills and ensure ratepayers have the option to receive and pay bills online by April 2017