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Coronavirus

Get the latest government advice about coronavirus. Advice for local residents and businesses can be found on our coronavirus information page.

Business rates reliefs and exemptions

Small business rate relief

You might be entitled to small business rate relief for your property. This will reduce your business rates bill.

Mandatory rate relief

Rate relief is a reduction from the council on your business rates bill.

Empty property relief

You do not have to pay business rates for empty premises for three months after they become empty.

Discretionary rate relief

We can use our discretion to grant relief to businesses and organisations in a wide range of situations.

Supporting small businesses relief

See if your business meets the criteria for supporting small businesses relief.

Business rates retail discount 2019 - 2021

Retail discounts are given to eligible business ratepayers in the form of discretionary rate relief.

Subsidy allowances

New subsidy allowances were established for the COVID-19 business grants schemes in March 2021.