From 1 April 2010 levels of rates relief under the small business rate relief Scheme set at 100% for eligible properties with a combined Rateable Value (RV) of up to £10,000, 50% for those with a combined RV between £10,001 and £12,000 and 25% for those with a combined RV between £12,001 and £18,000.

From 1 April 2017 (and the current position) small business rates relief was amended to 100% for RV's between £10,000 and £15,000 and 25% for RV's between £15,001 and £18,000.

Additionally, business rates relief will apply with multiple properties whose cumulative RV is £35,000 or less will be eligible for relief of 25% for each property with an RV less than £18,000.

There are are number of forms of business rate relief, where we can can give small business advice.

You have to apply for some types of relief, such as:

  • small business rate relief (SBBS)
  • rural rate relief
  • charitable rate relief
  • enterprise zone relief
  • renewable energy relief
  • disabled persons relief
  • hardship relief

Your council automatically applies:

  • exempted buildings and empty buildings relief
  • transitional relief if your rates change by more than a certain amount at revaluation

Please Contact us if you need help and think you might qualify.


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