Some properties are eligible for discounts 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
- retail relief
Exempted buildings and empty buildings relief is automatically applied by your local council.
Some local councils give extra discounts. For example, you may be able to get hardship relief or transitional rate relief if your business meets certain criteria.
Contact your local council if you’re not getting a relief you think you’re entitled to.