Discretionary Rate Relief
How do you qualify?
The Council provides support to rural businesses and to charitable and not for profit organisations by way of discretionary rate relief. Awards to other ratepayers can be made using the powers under the Localism Act 2011 but only if support is deemed to be in the interests of local council tax payers.
What do you get?
Relief of up to 100% can be awarded. Awards are subject to State Aid De Minimis limits. For information about State Aid please go to www.gov.uk/state-aid.
How do you apply?
If you are a charitable organisation please complete the Discretionary Rate Relief Charity Application Form.
If you are a not for profit organisation please complete the Discretionary Rate Relief Not for Profit Application Form.
If you are a rural business please complete the Discretionary Rate Relief Rural Application Form.
If you are applying for assistance for any other reason, please complete the Discretionary Rate Relief General Application Form.
Each application is considered on its merits but to assist ratepayers the Council has produced Discretionary and Hardship Relief Guidelines PDF, 328.8 KB setting out the factors that will be considered when making a decision to award or refuse relief.