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Business rates relief and reductions

If you pay business rates, you may be eligible for rate relief. There are several options available

faq icon + 17560 Discretionary relief

We have discretionary powers to grant relief to businesses and organisations in a wide range of circumstances. Read more >

faq icon + 17561 Empty property

Empty properties are exempt from business rates for three months after they become vacant, or six months for industrial premises. Read more >

faq icon + 17562 Mandatory relief

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

faq icon + 17563 Small business rate relief

How to apply for small business rate relief. Read more >

faq icon + 20907 Pub Relief Scheme

The Chancellor announced in the Autumn Budget that Pub Relief would continue in 2018-19. We will contact existing recipients in due course regarding the arrangements for 2018-19. Read more >

faq icon + 20906 Supporting Small Businesses Relief

Some ratepayers may have lost their entitlement to small business rate relief following revaluation on 1 April 2017. Find out what you can do about this. Read more >

faq icon + 21312 Discretionary Fund Relief

We are granting Discretionary Rate Relief under S47 of the Local Government Finance Act 1988 in accordance with the scheme we have developed following the government's consultation on the design and implementation of the locally administered Business Rates Relief Scheme. Read more >