Mandatory relief

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

How to apply   

For small business rate relief see our Small business rate relief page

For all other mandatory relief you can either:

Further information can be found in our  icon Discretionary Rate Relief Scheme Guidelines [340.71KB]

Relief is available to:

  • charities and community amateur sports clubs
  • rural post offices, general stores, food shops, public houses and petrol filling stations
  • small businesses which are defined by the rateable value(s) of the properties they occupy.
Organisations that qualify for mandatory relief Organisations that qualify for mandatory relief

Type of organisation

Criteria

Amount of reduction

Charity

  • registered charity, or charitable organisation exempt from registration
  • property used for charitable purposes

80%

Community amateur sports clubs

  • registered as a Community Amateur Sports Club (CASC) with Her Majesty's Revenue & Customs. For more information use the link to the right.
  • property used for charitable purposes

80%

Rural post offices and general stores

  • rateable value less than £8,500
  • sole post office or general store in a defined rural settlement

50%

Rural food store

  • rateable value less than £8,500
  • is in a defined rural settlement

50%

Rural public houses and petrol filling stations

  • rateable value less than £12,500
  • sole public house or petrol filling station in a defined rural settlement

50%

Small business which does not qualify for any other mandatory relief

businesses occupying:

  • a single property in England, with a rateable value less than £51,000, or
  • more than one property where the other properties have rateable values less than £2,900 and the combined rateable values of all the properties does not exceed £20,000

see table below

Relief available to small businesses

 

From 1 April 2017 the table shows the relief available to small businesses Relief available to small business from 1 April 2017
Rateable ValueFrom 1 April 2017
Less than or equal to £12,000
  • exempt from small business supplement
  • plus 100% relief
Greater than £12,000 and less than £15,001
  • exempt from small business supplement
  • relief granted on a tapering scale
Greater than or equal to £15,000 and less than £51,000
  • exempt from small business supplement

 

Relief available to small businesses

Rateable Value

2016/17

Less than or equal to £6,000

  • exempt from small business supplement
  • plus 100% relief

Greater than £6,000 and less than £12,000

  • exempt from small business supplement
  • plus more than 1% for every £120 in rateable value

Greater than or equal to £12,000 and less than £18,000

  • exempt from small business supplement