Business Ratepayers' Consultation on the Council's Proposed 2023-24 Budget

Closed 25 Jan 2023

Opened 5 Jan 2023

Results expected 1 Mar 2023


Business rates are a tax that is levied on non-domestic properties, such as shops, offices and warehouses. This is one of the key ways in which local government is financed. Here in Lewisham, business rates help support local services including street lighting, waste collection and public parks.

As a local business owner, we are keen to hear from you on our proposed budget and would encourage you to share your thoughts via our online consultation. We’ve included a consultation document which sets out the context, pressures and proposed budget for 2023-24 in the Related Documents section at the bottom of this page. Your feedback will remain confidential.

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

Why your views matter

The London Borough of Lewisham is committed to engaging with and consulting with its business rate payers on the estimated General Fund budget for 2023/24.

This survey will allow local businesses to have a say on the proposals the Council is making regarding its 2023/24 spending plans which will impact businesses and the wider community.

Your response to the consultation will be presented to the Mayor and Cabinet in the Council’s budget report and will feed into the setting of future budgets.


  • All Areas


  • Businesses


  • Business and local economy
  • Spending and budgets