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Data Provider: Welsh Government National Statistics Non-domestic rates estimates by row description (£ thousand)

Estimates for the 2020-21 financial year were provided by local authorities in February 2020 and therefore do not take into account any possible impact of the COVID-19 pandemic on the tax base.

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Number of hereditaments on rating list at 31 December (thousands)108.037109.871110.726112.607115.682118.644120.873
Aggregate rateable value at 31 December2,442,3032,439,4242,449,7762,399,5762,412,8732,425,1842,434,859
Gross calculated rates payable1,155,2091,175,8021,190,5911,197,3881,240,2171,275,6471,302,650
Mandatory reliefs - reductions - charitable occupations-46,007-49,623-51,784-57,844-59,006-62,903-65,127
Mandatory reliefs - reductions - partly occupied premises-3,992-3,258-3,342-3,516-3,073-3,924-2,884
Mandatory reliefs - reductions - empty premises-30,704-30,100-28,205-27,952-26,211-25,470-29,532
Mandatory reliefs - reductions - community amateur sports clubs-1,365-1,408-1,472-1,246-1,333-1,306-1,409
Mandatory reliefs - reductions - small business rate relief excluding post offices-89,728-96,196-98,168-107,540-115,747-121,819.
Mandatory reliefs - reductions - small business rate relief post office element-1,247-1,227-1,219-1,205-1,136-1,141-1,132
Mandatory reliefs - small business rate relief childcare element......-2,758
Mandatory reliefs - small business rate relief excluding childcare and post office elements......-125,094
Mandatory reliefs - small business rate relief total reductions......-128,984
Reductions under transitional relief...-15,178-10,104-4,289-4
Gross amount982,166993,9901,006,400982,9071,023,6071,054,7951,074,709
Gross amount - gross yield adjusted for projected 'buoyancy' in rateable values982,166993,9901,006,400982,9071,023,6071,054,7951,074,709
Discretionary reliefs - reductions - charitable occupations-1,036-963-969-962-999-1,080-1,087
Discretionary reliefs - reductions - community amateur sports clubs-22-24-22-23-25-24-28
Discretionary reliefs - reductions - non-profit making bodies-5,089-5,051-4,859-4,570-4,754-4,790-5,260
Net rate yield976,018987,9521,000,549977,3521,017,8291,048,9011,068,334
Allowance for losses in collection-9,760-9,880-10,005-9,774-10,178-10,489-10,683
Cost of collection allowance-6,392-6,462-6,505-6,536-6,669-6,796-6,893
Provisional contribution to the pool959,866971,611984,039961,0431,000,9821,031,6151,050,758


Non-domestic rates estimates

Last update
May 2020 May 2020

Next update
May 2021

Publishing organisation
Welsh Government

Source 1
Non-domestic rates estimates (NDR1) data collection, Welsh Government

Contact email

National Statistics

Lowest level of geographical disaggregation
Local authorities

Geographical coverage
Local authorities

Languages covered
English and Welsh

Data licensing
You may use and re-use this data free of charge in any format or medium, under the terms of the Open Government License - see

General description
Non-domestic rates (NDR) are rates paid to billing authorities by all businesses in the area of that authority. Since 1 April 1990, these have been based on a uniform business rate across Wales known as the single national poundage set by central government. This national poundage is applied to the rateable value of each non-domestic property to establish the bill for that property. Billing authorities pay the non-domestic rates collected into a central pool which is first split between county or county borough councils and police authorities and then re-distributed between each authority according to shares of adult population. This replaced the previous system in which billing authorities set their own rates and retained the rates relating to all business in their area.

Data collection and calculation
The information presented here is collected via annual returns from Welsh Local Authorities.

Frequency of publication

Data reference periods
Data are shown for each financial year from 2014-15 onwards.

Statistical quality
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Local Government Finance, Non domestic rate estimates