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- Children and young people
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- Education and skills
- Environment and countryside
- Equality and diversity
- Health and social care
- Review of the existing policy on disposal of higher activity radioactive waste
- Human Transplantation (Wales) Act 2013: new regulations
- National Training Framework on gender-based violence, domestic abuse and sexual violence
- Child performance regulations: when children can take part in performances and the breaks they must have
- Consultation on Amending The Use of Invalid Carriages on Highways Regulations 1988
- Implementation of the amended batteries directive 2013/56/EU
Section highlightHousing (Wales) Act 2014The Act introduces significant improvements across the housing sector to ensure that people have access to a decent, affordable home and better housing-related services.
Legislative programme 2014 - 2015 »
Bills that the Welsh Government will bring forward in 2014/2015.Learn more »
Section highlightWales for Africa grant
The Wales for Africa grant supports projects that build mutually beneficial links between Wales and Sub-Saharan Africa.
Draft Budget 2015-16 »
The amount of funding allocated to Welsh Government Departments for 2015-16 is £15·3bn.Learn more »
- Statistics & Research
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Non-Domestic (business) Rates
Non Domestic Rates (NDR) are also known as Business Rates and are a property tax paid by non domestic properties.
They are a property tax paid on non-domestic properties. They are the means by which businesses and other users of non-domestic property contribute towards the costs of local authority services.
NDR are calculated by taking the Rateable Value (RV) of a property and multiplying it by the NDR 'multiplier' or 'poundage' for the year in question. The Valuation Office Agency (VOA), which is independent of the Welsh Government, values properties for the purposes of charging NDR and assigns the RV.
The Welsh Government sets the multiplier each year: It is normally the case that the multiplier is set according to the Retail Price Index (RPI) figure as at the September preceding the financial year to which the multiplier applies, and it cannot be increased by more than that figure. However The Non-Domestic Rating (Multiplier) (Wales) Order 2014 has capped the increase to 2 per cent, and the multiplier for the financial year 2014-15 is 0.473.
There are various reliefs available which can help to reduce the rates bill for a business or other non-domestic property. The Welsh Government pays 100 per cent of mandatory rate reliefs and a percentage, in some cases up to 90 per cent, of discretionary reliefs. A business can appeal against its RV if it thinks it is incorrect.
All NDRs are collected and paid in to the Welsh Government's Non-Domestic Rates Pool. They are then redistributed back to local authorities as part of the local government revenue settlement each year.
Business Rates Relief in Wales (external link) is a Government-funded site, designed to provide businesses with a single source of clear and concise information on business rates.
If you have concerns about the valuation of your home or business the Valuation Tribunal Wales (external link) may be able to help you.