Business Rates relief that can be applied for:
Small Business Rates Relief
Covid Additional Relief Fund (CARF)
Retail, Hospitality & Leisure Relief
Partly occupied Property Relief
A ratepayer is liable for the full non-domestic rate whether a property is wholly occupied or only partly occupied. Where a property is partly occupied for a short time, South Staffordshire Council has discretion to award relief in respect of the unoccupied part. For further information please visit Partly Occupied property
Mandatory relief from business rates is for charities and registered community amateur sports clubs. Discretionary relief is for charitable and voluntary organisations. For more information please visit Mandatory & Charitable Relief
Certain types of properties in a rural settlement with a population below 3,000 may be entitled to relief. For more information please visit Rural Rates Relief for Businesses in Rural areas
A relief worth up to £1,500 per year from 1April 2017 until 31 March 2025, to office space occupied by local newspapers.
For more information please visit Relief for Local Newspapers
South Staffordshire Council has the discretion to give relief in special circumstances.
For more information go to Hardship Relief
The award of such discounts is considered likely to amount to state aid. However it will be state aid compliant where it is provided in accordance with the De Minimis Regulations EC 1407/2013.
The De Minimis Regulations allow an undertaking to receive up to €200,000 'de minimis' aid over a rolling three year period. If you are receiving, or have received, any 'de minimis' aid granted during the current or two previous financial years (from any source), you should inform the local authority immediately with details of the aid received.
When applying for any of the above reliefs, we will require the business name, address and Business Rates account reference.
Upon receipt of the completed form we will endeavour the process the application within 21 days.
If you require further assistance, please contact the Business Rates Department by email: firstname.lastname@example.org or by telephone: 01902 696669
If you would like to register for self-service where you can access information on your Business rates account please visit My Account
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