Business rates information letter 6/2011

Business rates information letters are issued by the Department for Communities and Local Government at regular intervals throughout the year.



This letter provides information on the Localism Bill which received Royal Assent on 15 November 2011. The Bill is now an Act of Parliament. The Act contains 4 business rates measures in clauses 68 to 71:

  • ballot for imposition and certain variations of a business rate supplement
  • non-domestic rates: discretionary relief
  • small business rate relief
  • cancellation of liability to backdated non-domestic rates