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**Business Rates Multiplier (UBR) 2019/20**

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The September 2018 CPI figure was announced on 17th October as 106.6 which gives a CPI inflation rate of 2.4%.

This results in a provisional Small Business Non Domestic Rating Multiplier (small UBR) for England in 2019/20 of 0.491 and a provisional Non Domestic Rating Multiplier (Large UBR) of 0.504

The multiplier is determined by the formula A x B / C where A is the Small Multiplier for the previous year, B is the CPI (Index) for September of the previous year and C is the CPI (Index) for the year prior to the previous year. This is rounded to three places and 5’s are rounded DOWN not up.

Therefore, for 2019/20 the calculation is 0.480 x 106.6 / 104.1 = 0.491527 which is rounded to 0.491

Q is the rate of inflation for transitional calculations and is found by dividing the small multiplier by the previous small multiplier. Therefore, for 2019/18 Q is 0.491 / 0.480 = 1.02291666 which is rounded to 1.023

The provisional multipliers were confirmed by the Ministry of Housing, Communities and Local Government on 2nd November

**Estimates for England and Wales 2019/20 as at 17/10/18:**

England (Small) 0.491

England (Large) 0.504

City of London Supplement 0.006 (increased from 0.005)

Crossrail Supplement 0.02

Q will be 1.023 (Q is the rate of inflation used in Transitional Calculations, it is NOT the same as CPI inflation)

Wales 0.526

**Scotland**

In December 2018 the Scottish Finance Secretary confirmed a lower than inflation increase in the Poundage Figure for 2019/20

Scotland (Small) 0.490

Scotland (Large) 0.516

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