Business rates - reductions, exemptions and discounts
Some businesses may be eligible for reductions in business rates.
Small business rates relief
A relief scheme for small businesses based on certain criteria.
Charity and community amateur sports club relief
A relief scheme for registered charities and community amateur sports clubs.
Rate relief for businesses in rural areas
A relief scheme for certain properties within a rural settlement that meet certain criteria.
The local authority has discretion to give hardship relief in specific circumstances.
Discretionary rate relief - not for profit organisations
Billing authorities can award relief of up to 100% to non-profitmaking bodies.
Empty, unoccupied properties
Business rates will not be payable in the first three months that a property is empty. This is extended to six months in the case of certain industrial properties.
Part occupied properties
It is at the discretion of a local authority to apply a section 44a reduction.
March budget relief scheme 2017
Supporting Small Businesses (SSB), Local Discretionary Discount Scheme, Pub Relief,