Rates Relief

Are there any tax reliefs from business rates?

Yes there are a number of other reliefs available to businesses.

Small Business Relief

Small business relief is available to businesses with a Rateable Value of less than £12,000.

If your Rateable Value is £6,000 or less then you may be entitled to up to 100% relief. If your Rateable Value is between £6,001 and £12,000 you may also qualify for small business relief. Either way, you should contact your council for help and advice.

Rural Rate Relief

If your business is in a rural area where the population is under 3,000 then you could get between 50% and 100% off your business rates. There are some guidelines to this relief which can be found on the Government website.

Charitable Rates Relief

Charities and Community Amateur Sports Clubs receive 80% mandatory relief. Extra ‘discretionary relief’ of up to 100% is also sometimes provided. Non-profit-making organisations such as museums and schools may apply to the Billing Authority for discretionary relief of up to 100%. This application must usually be renewed each year.