Business rates relief and reduction
Charities and sports clubs are entitled to 80% Business Rates relief on a property they use.
Properties where only fixtures and fittings remain may be entitled to Business Rate relief.
Non-profit making organisations may be entitled to a discretionary relief from paying Business Rates.
Pubs with a rateable value of up to £100,000 are eligible for rates relief of up to £1,000 for the years 2017-2018 and 2018-2019.
Rural businesses which provide benefit to the local community may be entitled to business rates relief.
Ratepayers occupying a single property with a rateable value up to and including £12,000 from 1 April 2017 may be able to claim small business rates relief.
In the Autumn Budget 2018, the Government announced a new relief scheme for retail properties that have a rateable value of below £51,000.
Revaluation relief is aimed at businesses facing large increases in their rates bill due to the revaluation of their property from 1 April 2017.
This relief will help ratepayers who are losing some or all of their Small Business or Rural Rate Relief after revaluation.
Transitional rate relief is used so the amount of business rates you pay is gradually increased following a revaluation.