Overview

Some properties are eligible for discounts from the local council on their business rates. This is called ‘business rates relief’.

You have to contact your local council to see if you’re eligible and apply for:

Your council automatically applies:

Contact your local council if you’re not getting a relief you think you’re entitled to.

If your premises are affected by local disruption

You may get a temporary reduction in your business rates if your premises are affected by severe local disruption (like flooding, building or roadworks).

You can report that something external to your premises in England has affected its value using your business rates valuation account.

There’s a different way to report that something external to your premises in Wales has affected its value.