Business Basics


Business Rates

For more information on Business Rates, go to: or

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:

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



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:


Employment Allowance 

Employers can get up to £3,000 a year off their National Insurance payments. For details, go to:


Businesses can get free advice from the government’s Business Support Helpline. Details at: or call 0300 456 3565