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Transitional Relief

Transitional relief limits how much your bill can change each year as a result of business rates revaluation. Revaluation came into effect on the 1 April 2023.
This means changes to your bill are phased in gradually, if you’re eligible.
From the 2023 tax year you’ll get transitional relief if your:
• property is in England
• rates go up by more than a certain amount
Your council will adjust your bill automatically if you’re eligible.

How much your bill can change by

How much your bill can change by from one year to the next depends on both:

  • your property’s rateable value
  • whether your bill is increasing or decreasing as a result of revaluation

You stop getting transitional relief when your bill reaches the full amount set by a revaluation.

The business rates year is from 1 April to 31 March the following year.

If your bill is increasing from 1 April 2023

Rateable value

2023 to 2024

2024 to 2025

2025 to 2026

Up to £20,000 (£28,000 in London)

5%

10% plus inflation

25% plus inflation

£20,001 (£28,001 in London) to £100,000

15%

25% plus inflation

40% plus inflation

Over £100,000

30%

40% plus inflation

55% plus inflation

If you’ve received a transitional certificate

The transitional certificate value will be used in the business rates calculation for your property instead of the usual rateable value.

If you disagree with the value of the certificate, contact the Valuation Office Agency (VOA).

 

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