The bands for this relief changed on the 1 April 2017

Ratepayers with only one business premises with a rateable value of less than £15,000 will be eligible for small business rate relief at a percentage reduction. Ratepayers who have two or more properties, where the second rateable value does not exceed £2,899 and the combined rateable value does not exceed £19,999, will also be eligible for small business rate relief on the first (main) property as listed below:

Regulations that came into force in 2014 state that for a period of 12 months a small business currently in receipt of Small Business Rate Relief will be able to take on a second property without losing their relief. After 12 months they will lose their Small Business Rate Relief.

RATEABLE VALUE OF THE PREMISES RELIEF AVAILABLE
UP TO £12,000 100% Relief
£12,001 - £15,000  Relief will be given on a sliding scale from 100% to 0%
£15,001 - £50,999  No relief

NB: Ratepayers with a rateable value of £1 - £50,999 will not pay the small business rates supplement, meaning the bill will be calculated on the lower ‘Small business multiplier’ (this year it is 48p per rateable value pound)

Application form 

Small business rate relief application form (46kb, PDF)

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