Business rates relief

Some business properties can claim discounts from the council on their business rates. This is called 'business rates relief'.

Coronavirus (COVID-19) - small business, retail, hospitality and leisure grants fund

The government has made two grants available to retail, hospitality and leisure businesses in response to the current coronavirus (COVID-19) situation.

Find out more about the Coronavirus (COVID-19) - small business, retail, hospitality and leisure grants fund.

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Retail relief

In the Autumn Budget 2018, the Government announced a new relief scheme for retail properties that have a rateable value of below £51,000. Under this scheme, eligible ratepayers will receive a one third discount of their final bill.

Find out more about Retail discount 2019 to 2021.

Small business rate relief

Eligible businesses with a rateable value (RV) up to £12,000 can get 100% rate relief on their liability. This relief decreases on a sliding scale by approximately one per cent for every £30 of rateable value between £12,000 and £14,999.

Find out more about  Small business rate relief.

Charitable and discretionary relief

Charities and amateur community sports clubs can apply for relief of up to 80% if a property is used for charitable purposes.

Find out more about Charitable and discretionary relief.

Rural rate relief

You may be able to claim rural rate relief if your business is in a rural area with a population below 3,000. You get between 50% and 100% off your business rates.

Find out more about Rural rate relief.

Business development rate relief

The council has created a discretionary business development rate relief scheme that provides additional discounts to eligible businesses.

Find out more about Business development rate relief.