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Business rate reductions and exemptions

Small Businesses Rate Relief

Businesses may qualify for Small Business Rate Relief if they:

  • occupy only one property in England and have a rateable value of less than £15,000
  • occupy one main property and other additional properties, providing the additional properties do not have individual rateable values of more than £2,899 and the combined rateable value of all the properties is under £20,000
  • qualify for small business rate relief when they occupy more than one property, can only be granted relief on the main property

The amount of relief available is on a sliding scale.

From 1 April 2017, Small Business Rate Relief doubled and the thresholds increased to benefit a greater number of businesses.

Properties with a rateable value of up to £12,000 will receive 100 per cent relief.

Properties with a rateable value between £12,000 and £15,000 will receive tapered relief and relief will gradually reduce from 100 per cent at £12,000 to 0 per cent at £15,000.

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