Small business rate relief

Small business rate relief

 

This relief is aimed at helping small businesses and is based on the rateable value of your business and the number of business properties you occupy. Relief can only be granted on one property.

The criteria for the relief has changed from 1 April 2017.

If you meet the eligibility criteria but have not received the relief please notify us using the form above. You will need the business rate account number and post code of the property. 

Business rates relief information and eligibility.

Additional information

  • Empty properties do not qualify.

  • Ratepayers in receipt of other mandatory relief do not qualify.

  • You must notify us within 28 days of changes in circumstances that may affect your entitlement to relief, e.g. if you take up occupation of an additional property or an increase in the rateable value of a property occupied in another Council’s area.

  • If you make a false declaration you may be fined, imprisoned or both.

Our Commitment

We aim to process your request within 10 working days.

We may need to contact you for further information.

Our business rates records will be updated and you may receive a revised bill based on the information you have provided.

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