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
- 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.
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).