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Administration 101: National non-domestic rates (NNDR) payment process – Devon maintained schools

The DfE have written to advise the changes to the NNDR process for maintained schools and we have been asked to cascade this message to the maintained schools within Devon.

In August 2021, ESFA announced changes to the national non-domestic rates (NNDR) payment process from April 2022.

The billing authorities across Devon are continuing with the existing NNDR arrangements for April 2022:

Therefore Devon Schools

    • must pay their business rates bill directly to the billing authority as per the previous year’s arrangements or as instructed on their rates bill for April 2022 to March 2023
    • must contact the billing authority directly for any adjustment queries related to their rates bill
    • will continue to be funded for NNDR as per the current arrangements

The DfE have published further guidance in the change to the business rates payment process for schools: guidance for billing authorities.