Overview

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

Rates relief is handled differently in Scotland, Wales and Northern Ireland.

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.

Find out what support is available for businesses, including business rates grants or holidays, because of coronavirus (COVID-19).

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 the premises has affected its value using the Valuation Office Agency service.