Business Ratepayer Consultation

Closed 31 Dec 2023

Opened 1 Dec 2023


Business rates tax is a tax that is levied on non-domestic properties, such as shops, offices, and warehouses. It is one of the key elements of local government financing. Here in the Borough of Lewisham, business rates help to fund local services including social care for adults and children, libraries, street lighting, waste collection and public parks.

As a local business owner, we are keen to hear from you and would encourage you to share your thoughts via our online consultation. In the ‘Related Documents’ section at the bottom of this page you’ll find a consultation document which sets out the context, pressures, and spending plans for Lewisham Council in 2024/25. Your feedback will remain confidential.

Also, at the bottom of this page are links to supporting documents, including our Corporate Strategy, which is referenced in the survey, and the government’s guidance on rate valuations.


  • All Areas


  • Anyone from any background


  • Spending and budgets