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Small business rate relief

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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.

Changes from April 2017

From 1 April 2017 Small Business Rate Relief (SBRR) will permanently double from 50% to 100%. The £6,000 and £12,000 thresholds will increase to £12,000 and £15,000 respectively.

Therefore, those with rateable values below £12,000 that meet the eligibility criteria will receive 100% relief.This relief will decrease on a sliding scale if your rateable value is between £12,000 and £15,000.

The threshold for the standard business rates multiplier will also increase from £18,000 (£25,500 in London) to a rateable value of £51,000. This means that if the rateable value is between £15,001 and £51,000 the bill will be calculated using the small business non domestic rating multiplier if appropriate.

To apply for this business rate reduction simply contact your local office to request a form or download the  PDFsmall business rate relief form small business rate relief form 190kb.

Read our Non-domestic rate discretionary relief policy

Contact Details (LiveLink)

Multiple Contacts:

Call Us:
01249 706290

Please send your enquiries to:
Revenues Service
Wiltshire Council
Collections - Business Rates
P.O. Box 4385
BA14 4DS

Please send all payments to:
PO Box 4385
BA14 4DS


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Last updated: 20 October 2016



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