Reductions & Reliefs

Reductions & Reliefs

Details on available reductions to your business rates bill.

More information

You may be entitled to a reduction in your Business Rates if any of the following apply. Please use the links on the left hand side for further details:

  • if your property is empty and unused
  • if your organisation is a charity
  • if your organisation is not a charity but is another type of non-profit making organisation
  • if your business is in a rural village with a population below 3000 and:
    • is the only general store or post office, with a rateable value of £8,500 or less
    • is a food shop ,with a rateable value of £8,500 or less
    • is the only public house, with a rateable value of £12,500 or less
    • is the only petrol filling station, with a rateable value of £12,500 or less
    • is any other rural business with a rateable value of less than £16,500
  • if part of your property is not being used and is completely unoccupied for a short time
  • if you are suffering from hardship and cannot pay your Business Rates Bill
  • if your business has a rateable value less than £18,000 you may be eligible for small business rate relief.