Please use this form to apply for small business relief.

The qualification criteria for the awarding of small business relief are shown below:-

  • You occupy a non-domestic property with a rateable value of below £51,000 (£18,000 prior to 01/04/2017)
  • The property has not been awarded, or would be entitled to mandatory relief
  • Any secondary occupied non-domestic property in England has an individual rateable value of below £2,900, or is empty (£2,600 prior to 01/04/2017)
  • The total of all your occupied non-domestic property in England is below £20,000 (£18,000 prior to 01/04/2017)

If all of the above criteria are met, you will be entitled to relief.

All occupied property with a rateable value below £51,000 (that is also not entitled to mandatory relief) will have its liability calculated using the lower small business multiplier. Therefore you do not need to complete this application if your rateable value is £15,000 or over.

If you qualify, the following amounts of relief will currently be awarded from 01/04/2017:-

  • Rateable value up to £12,000: 100% Relief
  • Rateable value £12,001 to £15,000: 0% - 100% Relief
  • If you qualify for relief, the reduction will be applied to your account, and a revised bill or refund will be issued. If we have a query with your application or if we feel that relief is not applicable, we will contact you in writing.

    Please remember to inform the council of any subsequent change in circumstances following the return of this application form, such as a change in your rateable value, or if you take over responsibility for a further property.

    We aim to process your information within 5 working days. Please note that your current rates remain payable while we consider this application.

    Any fields marked with an asterisk (*) must be completed

    Agent information

    Business information

    Contact information

    Correspondence address only required if different to business address

    Application information



    A property, or assessment, is occupied if it is in use, either trading or used for storage purposes

    First additional property details


    Second additional property details


    Third additional property details


    Forth additional property details


    Additional information


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