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 following eligibility needs to apply:

  • rateable value of less than £15,000

  • the property is occupied

  • it is your only occupied business premises, or you have other business premises with a rateable value under £2,900, and collectively the total rateable value of all properties is less than £20,000.

If you receive small business rate relief and take on a further property that would stop eligibility, you may be able to keep the relief on the existing property for a further 12 months.

If you receive small business rate relief you must inform us within 28 days of changes that could affect the eligibility.

Please read full eligibility before applying. You will need the business rate account number of the property. 

Business rates relief information and eligibility.   

To apply for small business rate relief, please complete the small business application form by signing up or logging in to My Account.


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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