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Report business rates fraud

Business rates fraud is committed when someone deliberately gives false or misleading information so that they can pay lower or no business rates. It includes: 

  • stating that a property is no longer in use and therefore qualifies for a reduction in rates 
  • not declaring the location of a business to avoid paying business rates. 

You must tell us of any changes to your business and report errors in your rates bill immediately. 

How to report business rates fraud

You can contact us of any concerns you have where you suspect fraud has been committed, by completing our fraud report form.

You are able to report fraud anonymously.

However, in most cases it would be helpful if you could leave your contact details, so that we can contact you for further information should we need it.

If we do need to share information that you’ve provided to us, will we contact you for your consent.