Small Business Rate Relief

You can get small business rate relief if

  • your property’s rateable value is less than £15,000
  • your business only uses one property - you may still be able to get relief if you use more

You will not pay business rates on a property with a rateable value of £12,000 or less.

For properties with a rateable value of £12,001 to £15,000, the rate of relief will go down gradually from 100% to 0%.

If you use more than one property you can still get small business rate relief on your main property if both the following apply

  • none of your other properties have a rateable value above £2,899
  • the total rateable value of all your properties is less than £20,000 (£28,000 in London)

If your property has a rateable value below £51,000, your bill will be calculated using the small business multiplier, which is lower than the standard one. This is the case even if you do not get small business rate relief.  the small business multiplier is 49.9p and the standard multiplier is 51.2p for the 2023-24 financial year

If you are not receiving Small Business rate Relief and you think that you are eligible, you should contact the Business Rates helpline on 01785 619282 or email or complete and return the Small Business Rates Relief application form (pdf 75kb).

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