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This relief is aimed at helping small business where ratepayers are not entitled to another mandatory relief and occupy a property with a rateable value not exceeding £51,000.
The government introduced a temporary increase in the level of small business rate relief (SBRR) available to eligible businesses in October 2010.
On 24 March 2010, the Chancellor of the Exchequer announced that the government would temporarily increase the level of SBRR so that eligible ratepayers would pay no rates on properties with rateable values up to £6,000, with a tapered relief between 100% and 0% for properties with rateable values between £6,001 and £12,000.
In his autumn statement, the chancellor announced that the double level of Small Business Rate relief would again be extended and would now continue until 31 March 2017
From the 1 April 2017 the government have permanently increased the discount received under Small Business Rate Relief.
For those ratepayer’s who have lost their entitlement to Small Business Rate Relief due to the Revaluation the government have introduced a scheme to limit the increase in charges to £600 for the 2017/18 financial year.
If you believe that you may be eligible for Small Business Rate Relief or that the Small Business Non Domestic Multiplier should apply, please complete our online application form or download a copy from the documents section on this page.
To qualify for this relief the following conditions must apply:
If an application for relief is granted, provided the ratepayer's circumstances do not change, the application will not need to be renewed. Certain changes in circumstances will need to be notified to the local authority by the ratepayer (other changes will be picked up by the local authority). The changes which must be notified are -
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