Business rates will not be payable during the first 3 months that the majority of properties are empty. For empty industrial units (warehouses, factories, etc) the exempt period is 6 months.
After this period, full business rates are payable.
Why information is on a different website
We are in the process of adding information to this new unitary council website. Some pages will give you a link back to a previous council website to help you find what you need. Read more about the changes.