Business Rates - Reductions, Exemptions and Discounts
Additional Restrictions Grant (ARG4) -
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Some businesses may be eligible for reductions in business rates.
Updated information with effect the 1st April 2020
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.
Small business rates relief
A relief scheme for small businesses based on certain criteria.
March budget relief scheme 2017
Supporting Small Businesses (SSB), Local Discretionary Discount Scheme, Pub Relief, Local Newspapers
Updated Relief Scheme March Budget 2020
Supporting Small Businesses (SSB), Local Discretionary Discount Scheme, New Pub Relief, Local Newspapers