Small business rate relief

You may be entitled to a reduction of your Business Rates if your Business occupies a Non-Domestic Rated property. Rate payers who are eligible for the scheme can apply by completing our online application form. 

Small Business Rate Relief online application form

Small business rate relief scheme with effect from 1 April 2017

  • Eligible rate payers with a rateable value of £12,000 or below will receive 100% relief.
  • If eligible rate payers have a rateable value between £12,001 and £15,000, relief will be available on a sliding scale from 100% to 0%, where every £30 rateable value equates to 1%.
  • Eligible rate payers with a rateable value between £15,001 and £50,999 will have their rates liability calculated using the small business non-domestic rating multiplier only.
  • Additional properties with a rateable value up to £2,899 are disregarded in considering entitlement to small business rate relief. However the aggregate total of all properties must not exceed £19,999.
Rateable valuePercentage reduction
under £12,000100%
£12,60080%
£13,20060%
£13,80040%
£14,40020%
over £15,0000%

Small business rate relief scheme with effect from 1 April 2010

  • Eligible rate payers with a rateable value of £6,000 or below will receive 100% relief.
  • If eligible rate payers have a rateable value between £6,001 and £12,000, relief will be available on a sliding scale from 100% to 0%, where every £60 rateable value equates to 1%.
  • Eligible rate payers with a rateable value between £12,001 and £17,999 will have their rates liability calculated using the small business non-domestic rating multiplier only.
  • Additional properties with a rateable value up to £2,599 are disregarded in considering entitlement to small business rate relief.
Last updated on: 25/09/2017 - 12:06