Small Business Rates Relief

You can get small business rate relief if you occupy

  • one property only, with a rateable value of less than £15,000 or
  • more than one property in England, where the rateable value for each of the other properties is less than £2,900 and the total rateable value, for all properties, is less than £20,000

You can only get relief

  • on one property
  • if that property is occupied and
  • if you are not entitled to mandatory rate relief

The amount awarded depends on the rateable value of the property:

  • if the rateable value is £12,000 or below, it will be 100%
  • if the rateable value is between £12,001 and £14,999 it will reduce on a sliding scale from 100% to 0%

Businesses that take on an additional property that would otherwise disqualify them from receiving relief will continue to receive their existing relief for 12 months.

If your property has a rateable value below £51,000 and is occupied but you are entitled to mandatory charitable relief, you will be charged on the standard multiplier.

How do I apply for Small Business Rates Relief?

An application for Small Business Rate Relief is not required. Where a ratepayer meets the eligibility criteria and has not received the relief they should contact their Council. Provided the ratepayer continues to satisfy the conditions for relief which apply at the relevant time as regards the property and the ratepayer, they will automatically continue to receive relief in each new valuation period.

To apply for Small Business Rates Relief for the first time please contact us via telephone or email us at as detailed below.

Upon receipt of the information we will endeavour to process your application within 14 days.

What changes should I tell the Council about?

Certain changes in circumstances will need to be notified to the Council by a ratepayer who is in receipt of relief (other changes will be picked up by the Council). The changes which should be notified are-

  • the ratepayer taking up occupation of an additional property, and
  • an increase in the rateable value of a property occupied by the ratepayer in an area other than the area of the Council which granted the relief.

Further information on SBRR, including the different levels of SBRR, and other rate reliefs are available at:

If you require further assistance, please contact the Business Rates Department by email: 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 follow this link:- self service


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