Name: Business Rates - Reliefs and Exemptions
Description: Business Rates - Reliefs and Exemptions

Business Rates - Reliefs and Exemptions

Occupied Properties

Occupied properties may be eligible for a reduction in the Business Rates.

Small Business Rate Relief

Mandatory Rate Relief for charities and sports clubs 

Mandatory Rural Rate Relief

Discretionary Rate Relief

Supporting Small Business Relief

Discretionary Local Business Rates Relief (Revaluation Relief)

Pub Relief - 2017/18 and 2018/19 only

Local Newspaper Relief

Retail Discount

Part-occupied Relief (S44A Relief)

Hardship Relief

Town Centre Discretionary Rate Relief Scheme 

Unoccupied Properties

When a property becomes empty, there is no charge for the first three months, or six months in the case of industrial property. After the initial rate-free period has expired, the empty property will be charged 100% Business Rates.  There are certain exemptions from the empty charge PDF, 305.28 KB which include listed buildings and properties with a rateable value of less than £2,900.

Last Updated: 11th March 2019 Print Link