Business rates relief

8. Transitional relief

Transitional relief limits how much your bill can change each year as a result of revaluation.

This means changes to your bill are phased in gradually, if you’re eligible.

You get transitional relief if your:

  • property is in England
  • rates go up or down by more than a certain amount

Your council will adjust your bill automatically if you’re eligible.

How much your bill can change by

How much your bill can change by from one year to the next depends on both:

  • your property’s rateable value
  • whether your bill is increasing or decreasing as a result of revaluation

You stop getting transitional relief when your bill reaches the full amount set by a revaluation.

The business rates year is from 1 April to 31 March the following year.

If your bill is increasing

Rateable value 2017 to 2018 2018 to 2019 2019 to 2020 2020 to 2021 2021 to 2022
Up to £20,000 (£28,000 in London) 5.0% 7.5% 10.0% 15.0% 15.0%
20,001 (28,001 in London) to £99,999 12.5% 17.5% 20.0% 25.0% 25.0%
Over £100,000 42.0% 32.0% 49.0% 16.0% 6.0%

If your bill is decreasing

Rateable value 2017 to 2018 2018 to 2019 2019 to 2020 2020 to 2021 2021 to 2022
Up to £20,000 (£28,000 in London) 20.0% 30.0% 35.0% 55.0% 55.0%
20,001 (28,001 in London) to £99,999 10.0% 15.0% 20.0% 25.0% 25.0%
Over £100,000 4.1% 4.6% 5.9% 5.8% 4.8%