Specific deductions: rent and rates: introduction
Expenses connected with premises or land occupied by a trader for the purposes of their trade will normally be allowed as a deduction unless the expenses relate to a capital matter (see BIM35000 onwards).
Normal principles apply such as the ‘wholly and exclusively’ rule (see BIM37000 onwards).
Examples of allowable expenses include:
- rent paid by a trader to the landlord for premises they use for business purposes
- business rates, Council Tax or ground rents
- the cost of insurance, whether of the building or of the contents