Small business rate relief

From 1 April 2017 to coincide with the 2017 Rating List, ratepayers occupying a single property with a rateable value of £12000 or less will qualify for 100% relief, with relief reducing on a sliding scale until it is zero at rateable value £15000.

As in previous schemes, ratepayers occupying more than one property will be restricted by the rateable value of any additional premises. The rateable value of any additional properties must not exceed rateable value £2899.

Read more about how small business rate relief is calculated.

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Backdated claims

Please note, we can only backdate claims to 1 April 2010.  Backdated claims will be calcuated using the thresholds and sliding scale appropriate for the period for which you are claiming.

After 30 September 2017 we can only backdate claims to 1 April 2012.

Further advice on Small Business Rate Relief is available from the Local Taxation Office.