Some properties are eligible for discounts from the local council on their business rates. This is called ‘business rates relief’.
You have to apply for some types of relief:
- small business rate relief
- rural rate relief
- charitable rate relief
- enterprise zone relief
- hardship relief
Your council automatically applies:
- exempted buildings and empty buildings relief
- transitional relief if your rates change by more than a certain amount at revaluation
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 (eg flooding, building or road works).