Business Basics

 

Business Rates

For more information on Business Rates, go to: www.gov.uk/introduction-to-business-rates or  www.easthants.gov.uk/business-rates

East Hampshire District Council offers a number of different rates relief schemes - Small Business Rates Relief, Rural Rates Relief, Charitable Rates Relief, Exempt Buildings, Part-occupied Properties Relief, Empty Properties, Hardship Relief, Transitional Relief - for details go to: www.easthants.gov.uk/business-rates/business-rates-relief

To contact their Revenues team, please email revenues@easthants.gov.uk (link sends e-mail) or call 01730 234400.

 

Wages

The hourly rate for the minimum wage depends on the employee's age and whether they're an apprentice. They must be at least school leaving age to get the National Minimum Wage, and aged 25 to get the National Living Wage - the minimum wage will still apply for workers aged 24 and under

For full details, go to: www.gov.uk/national-minimum-wage-rates

 

Employment Allowance 

Employers can get up to £3,000 a year off their National Insurance payments. For details, go to: www.gov.uk/claim-employment-allowance

 

Businesses can get free advice from the government’s Business Support Helpline. Details at: www.gov.uk/business-support-helpline or call 0300 456 3565