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Reductions and exemptions

Small business rates relief

Small business rate relief applies to occupied properties if:

  • you only use 1 property
  • your property’s 2017 rateable value is less than £15,000

You will get 100% for properties with a rateable value of £12,000 or less.

The rate of relief will gradually decrease from 100% to 0% for properties with a rateable value between £12,001 and £15,000.

If you have more than 1 property, you can get small business rate relief if the 2017 rateable value of each of your other properties is less than £2,900 and the aggregate values of all the properties is under £20,000.

You will keep getting any existing relief for 1 year when you get a second property.

Please note that if your property has a rateable value below £51,000 your business rate liability will be calculated using the small business multiplier.

Apply for small business rate relief

Please fill in the application form to apply for small business rate relief.

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