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Mandatory relief

Mandatory relief is a reduction that the Council must give you if you fulfil the criteria.

How to apply?    

For small business rate relief please complete the icon Small Business Rate Relief form [153.4KB] .

For all other mandatory relief please complete the icon Mandatory and Discretionary Rate Relief Application form [419.22KB] . Further information can be found in our  icon Discretionary Rate Relief Scheme Guidelines [340.71KB]

Relief is available to:

  • charities and community amateur sports clubs
  • rural post offices, general stores, food shops, public houses and petrol filling stations
  • small businesses which are defined by the rateable value(s) of the properties they occupy.
Organisations that qualify for mandatory relief

Type of organisation

Criteria

Amount of reduction

Charity

  • registered charity, or charitable organisation exempt from registration
  • property used for charitable purposes

80%

Community amateur sports clubs

  • registered as a Community Amateur Sports Club (CASC) with Her Majesty's Revenue & Customs. For more information use the link to the right.
  • property used for charitable purposes

80%

Rural post offices and general stores

  • rateable value less than £8,500
  • sole post office or general store in a defined rural settlement

50%

Rural food store

  • rateable value less than £8,500
  • is in a defined rural settlement

50%

Rural public houses and petrol filling stations

  • rateable value less than £12,500
  • sole public house or petrol filling station in a defined rural settlement

50%

Small business which does not qualify for any other mandatory relief

businesses occupying:

  • a single property in England, with a rateable value less than £51,000, or
  • more than one property where the other properties have rateable values less than £2,900 and the combined rateable values of all the properties does not exceed £20,000

see table below

 

Relief available to small business from 1 April 2017
Rateable Value2017/18
Less than or equal to £12,000
  • exempt from small business supplement
  • plus 100% relief
Greater than £12,000 and less than £15,001
  • exempt from small business supplement
  • relief granted on a tapering scale
Greater than or equal to £15,000 and less than £51,000
  • exempt from small business supplement

 

Relief available to small businesses

Rateable Value

2016/17

Less than or equal to £6,000

  • exempt from small business supplement
  • plus 100% relief

Greater than £6,000 and less than £12,000

  • exempt from small business supplement
  • plus more than 1% for every £120 in rateable value

Greater than or equal to £12,000 and less than £18,000

  • exempt from small business supplement