Glasshouse growers and business rates

Glasshouse interior_35618With a new ratings list due to take effect from 1 April 2017, the NFU has become aware of a change in approach to rating horticultural businesses which grow their crops mainly in buildings or glasshouses, but do not bring these crops on to their final maturity.

The Valuations Office Agency class these as nursery grounds, and as such require land to be used in conjunction with the growing buildings in order to satisfy the agricultural exemption.