Small business rates relief

Closing Dates For Business Support Grant Applications

LRSGA 05/01/2021 to 15/02/2021 Last date for applications 31/03/2021

LRSGA 16/02/2021 to 31/03/2021 Last date for applications 31/05/2021

LRSG (closed) for December, Last date for applications 31/03/2021

LRSG (Open), Last date for applications 31/03/2021

Closed Business Lockdown Payments Last date for applications 31/03/2021

Christmas Support Payment (CSP) already closed to new application

All businesses that wish to claim will have to complete the secure online form by clicking on the link below. 

Do not use this form to apply for the RESTART grants available from April. We will aim to invite applications via a different on-line application and details will be updated on these pages when the scheme is live.

Business Support Grant Application Form

All applications will be validated and a determination made as to whether the business is eligible for a grant and how much. Payment will be made as soon as practical after the assessment has been made.

The government will not accept deliberate manipulation and fraud and any business caught falsifying their statements or evidence to gain grant money will face prosecution and any funding issued will be subject to claw back, as may any grants paid in error.

From the 1st April 2017, ratepayers who occupy a property with a rateable value which does not exceed £50,999 (and who are not entitled to other mandatory relief or are liable for unoccupied property rates) will have their bills calculated using the lower small business non-domestic rating multiplier, rather than the national non-domestic rating multiplier.

In addition, generally, if the sole or main property is shown on the rating list with a rateable value which does not exceed £15,000, the ratepayer will receive a percentage reduction in their rates bill for this property of up to a maximum of 100%. For a property with a rateable value of not more than £12,000, the ratepayer will receive a 100% reduction in their rates bill.

Generally, this percentage reduction (relief) is only available to ratepayers who occupy either-

(a) one property, or

(b) one main property and other additional properties providing those additional properties each have a rateable value which does not exceed £2,899, (relief will only be applied to the main property)

The rateable value of the property mentioned in (a), or the aggregate rateable value of all the properties mentioned in (b), must not exceed £19,999 on each day for which relief is being sought. If the rateable value, or aggregate rateable value, increases above those levels, relief will cease from the day of the increase.

The Government has introduced additional support to small businesses. For those businesses that take on an additional property which would normally have meant the loss of small business rate relief, the Government has confirmed that they will be allowed to keep that relief for a period of 12 months.

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