If you operate your business from a commercial property, you are required to pay business rates.
Detailed information is available at the Business Rates section at the gov.uk website that provides a wealth of information regarding all aspects of business rates including rateable value, the bill itself and changing or moving premises.
If you are starting a business, the site has a dedicated section providing information on how business rates work and a facility that enables you to estimate your rates bill.
Small Business Rate Relief
Small Business Rates Relief
If you have a small business that has a rateable value of under £15,000 you may be eligible for a reduction of 50% in your rates bill.