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Small business rate relief

Coronavirus: Advice for Businesses

For details on the Small Business Grant and the Retail, Hospitality and Leisure Grant please see our business rates relief page

For an overview of what support and grants are available to business, including details of business rate reliefs, please see our  Coronavirus advice page.

The Council has issued more information on those businesses which must close and guidance for those who need to make planning alterations or have licensing queries.

Coronavirus support and advice

This relief scheme is available to ratepayers who occupy one business property in England, OR one main business property and other additional business properties.

Additional properties must have individual rateable values of less than £2,900 and the combined rateable value of all the properties is less than or equal to £19,999. (This threshold for the combined rateable value is dependent on the location of the main property.)

There are two ways in which a business can benefit from this scheme.

The following conditions must be satisfied on 1st April of each rate year and on every day for which relief is claimed.

  • All properties with a rateable value of less than or equal to £50,999 will have their liability automatically calculated using the smaller rate multiplier.
  • Normally an eligible business with a rateable value up to and including £6,000 would get 50% rate relief on their liability. However, this has been increased to 100% for a temporary period between 1st October 2010 and 31st March 2017. From 1st April 2017, 100% relief can be applied to properties with a rateable value up to and including £11,999.
  • An eligible business with a rateable value over £12,000 and up to and including £14,999 would get relief on a decreasing sliding scale.

Apply for Small Business Rate Relief

If you wish to apply for relief, please complete the application form for small business rate relief.

Alternatively these details can be given by telephone please call 01283 508030