Business Rates Scam
The council has been made aware of a scam in which a ratepayer was tricked into handing over funds to a fake collection agency, after being made to believe they owed more than £700 in unpaid business rates.
While the council does use external collection agents to recover unpaid business rates – and while those agents may get in touch by phone – ratepayers are urged to contact the council directly if they have any doubts or concerns about the company they are speaking to, before paying out any money.
See more information and advice about business rates and the recovery process
Have you received a rate relief review letter?
Complete our business rates empty property review form to update our records.
Changes to online account service
We have recently changed our online account service. You may have received an email to advise you of this. It would have been sent from an address ending notification.service.gov.uk. To access your account visit www.cheshireeast,gov.uk/account.
2018 Autumn Budget - Retail Relief
The Government has announced a new relief scheme for retail properties that have a rateable value of below £51,000. Under the scheme, eligible ratepayers will receive a one third discount of their daily chargeable amount. The relief will have effect for 2019-20 and 2020-21. State aid rules will apply to the retail relief in the normal way. It is anticipated that relief will be automatically awarded.