There are a number of reliefs available to non-domestic rate payers which can be applied for and awarded depending on various qualifying conditions.
From 1st April 2017 eligible business properties with a rateable value of less than £12,000 will get 100% rate relief.
There will be an exact sliding taper for those with a rateable value between £12,000 and £15,000.
Ratepayers who occupy a property with a rateable value which does not exceed £50,999 and are not entitled to other mandatory relief will have their rates bill calculated using the small business non-domestic rating multiplier (e.g. from 01 April 2017 to 31 March 2018 this is 46.6p instead of 48.4p).
Who will qualify?
Small business rate relief is only available to ratepayers who occupy either:
A qualifying property must be within the thresholds outlined above and must meet the criteria on every chargeable day for which the relief is claimed.
If a ratepayer occupies a second property which affects their entitlement to Small Business Rates Relief they may retain the relief for 12 months on their existing property.
The relief is not available for unoccupied properties.
How to apply
An application for Small Business Rates Relief is not required. Where the ratepayer meets the eligibility criteria and has not received the relief, they can request relief by contacting 01642 397108 or completing the online application: