Small business relief

You can get small business rate relief if you only use one property, or you have additional properties with a rateable value of less than £2,899 and your rateable values does not exceed £20,000 when added together.

Eligible businesses with rateable values of below £12,000 will get 100% rate relief on their liability. This relief will decrease on a sliding scale for rateable values over £12,000 up to £15,000.

Ratepayers who are not entitled to another mandatory relief or are liable for unoccupied property rates and occupy a property with rateable value of less than £51,000 will have their bill calculated using Small Business Non-Domestic Rating Multiplier rather than the National Non-Domestic Rating Multiplier.

For those businesses that take on an additional property, which would normally have meant the loss of small business rate relief, the government has confirmed that they will be allowed to keep that relief for a period of 12 months.

Apply for small business rates relief