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Small business relief

Small businesses with rateable values up to £12,000 may be eligible for a reduction in rates.

  • All single occupied properties with rateable values £6,000 or less will receive a reduction of 100%
  • All single occupied properties with rateable values between £6,001-£12,000 will receive relief on a sliding scale - 1% for every £60 rateable value until £12,000. If your rateable value is more than £12,000 you will not be entitled to a discount but if it is below £17,999 you will not have to pay the supplement levied for the relief
  • If a ratepayer has additional businesses with rateable values of less than £2,599, relief can still be applied to the main property only, if the combined rateable value of all the properties is less than £17,999
  • All businesses with rateable values of more than £17,999 will pay a small supplement to fund the relief

The council will calculate the exact amount of your discount.

To apply for this business rate reduction simply contact your local office to request a form or download the small business rate relief form

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Last updated: 6 December 2016 | Last reviewed: 6 December 2016