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Apply for small business rate relief

Who can get small business rate relief, how much you'll get and how to apply.

Small business rate relief

You can get small business rate relief if:

  • you only use one property
  • your property's rateable value is less than £12,000

What you get

You'll get 100% relief until 31 March 2017 for properties with a rateable value of £6,000 or less. This means you won't pay business rates on properties with a rateable value of £6,000 or less.

As the property value increases from £6,001 to £12,000 the rate relief given will decrease from 100% to 0% on a sliding scale.

If you have more than one property

You can still get small business rate relief if you have more than one property as long as the rateable value of each of your other properties is less than £2,600.

The rateable values of the properties are then added together and the relief applied to the main property.

You'll keep getting any existing relief for one year when you get a second property.

How to apply

Download and complete the form below and we will let you know if you qualify and send out a new bill.

Small Business Rate Relief (SBRR) application form [156KB]

If you don't qualify for relief

If your property has a rateable value below £18,000 you are still considered to be a small business.

Even if you don't qualify for small business rate relief, your business rates will be calculated using the small business multiplier. This is the case even if you have more than one property.

You can see a list of rateable value on the Valuation Office Agency (VOA) website.