Small business rate relief

You are entitled to small business rate relief if:

  • your property’s rateable value is less than £15,000
  • you are not entitled to any other rate relief

If your sole or main property has a rateable value of no more than £12,000, you may be entitled to 100% relief. If your rateable value is over £12,000 but under £15,000 a sliding scale of relief is applicable.

This reduction is only available if you occupy either:

  • a property with a rateable value of less than £15,000, or
  • a main property with a rateable value of less than £15,000 and other additional properties, providing those additional properties each have a rateable value of less than £2,900. The combined rateable value of all the properties must not exceed £19,999. Relief is only applied to the main property. 

Apply for small business rate relief

Notification of changes

A condition of entitlement to small business rate relief will be that a ratepayer must notify the council of changes that may affect the entitlement.

These changes are:

  • an increase in the rateable value of a property, which is not in the area of the billing authority granting small business rate relief
  • a ratepayer taking occupation of an additional property

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