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Business rates relief and reductions

If you pay business rates, you may be eligible for rate relief. There are several options available

faq icon + 17560 Discretionary relief

We have discretionary powers to grant relief to businesses and organisations in a wide range of circumstances. Read more >

faq icon + 17561 Empty property

Empty properties are exempt from business rates for three months after they become vacant, or six months for industrial premises. Read more >

faq icon + 17562 Mandatory relief

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

faq icon + 17563 Small business rate relief

How to apply for small business rate relief. Read more >

faq icon + 20907 Pub Relief Scheme

In the Spring Budget, the Chancellor announced a £1,000 business rate discount for public houses with a rateable value of up to £100,000 for one year from 1 April 2017. Find out if you are eligible to apply for this. Read more >

faq icon + 20906 Supporting Small Businesses Relief

Some ratepayers may have lost their entitlement to small business rate relief following revaluation on 1 April 2017. Find out what you can do about this. Read more >