Skip to Navigation

Business Rates – Advice and FAQs

Guidance on liabilities for solar assets

Business rates are assessed by the Valuation Office, who apply a Rateable Value (RV) to each separate unit of rating assessment. The Rateable Value is then used by the Billing Authority to calculate the amount of rates payable.

Sites are reassessed and new Rateable Values put in place at the start of each Rating Revaluation. We are currently in the 2023 Rating Revaluation, which commenced on 1 April 2023.

This briefing provides guidance for understanding rates liabilities on solar assets.

Please see details of the newly agreed rateable value with the Valuations Office Agency and the updated SEUK Business Rates Advice FAQ. Please note that SEUK is unable to advise companies on their individual business rate liabilities.