Small business rates relief

If you are a company or a sole trader who occupies a small property, small business rates relief may help you to pay your business rates.

The relief is available to ratepayers who have one main property, but can also be available to ratepayers that also occupy other properties with a rateable value of less than £2,900. 

The reductions available for 2020-21 are -

  • 100 per cent for ratepayers with a rateable value of less then £12.000
  •  a sliding reduction for ratepayers with a rateable value between £12,000 and £15,000 
  •  a lower multiplier is used for properties with a rateable value less than £51,000. This is now automatically used regardless of the numbers of properties occupied

For 2020-21 the small business rates multiplier is 49.9p.

To claim small business rate relief

If you want to apply for small business rate relief, download, complete and return the small business relief form below.

We check whether you qualify and a revised bill or notification of refusal is sent to you once the decision is made.