Small business rate relief

Small businesses with a rateable value of under £15,000 may be eligible for a reduction in rates.

Properties with a rateable value of £12,000 or less will receive a reduction of 100%.

Properties with a rateable value between £12,001 to £14,999 will receive a percentage reduction based on a sliding scale.

You can apply for small business rate relief any time during the current valuation period.

You must notify the Council of certain changes in circumstances within four weeks from the date of change. These changes are:

  • Taking up occupation of an additional property and
  • An increase in the rateable value of any property you occupy in another borough. 

We will require the following information:

  • Account reference,
  • Property address,
  • Type of business.