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Other Business Rates Reliefs

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Mandatory (Charitable) relief

Charities are entitled to relief from rates on any non-domestic property that is wholly or mainly used for non-domestic purposes. Relief is given at 80% of the full charge. Local councils have the discretion, in certain cases, to allow further relief on the remaining bill, apply here.

Discretionary relief

The council also has the discretion to give relief on all or any part of the rate bill for property occupied by certain non-profit making bodies. The types of bodies which may qualify include sports and recreational groups, community and youth groups and aid agencies, apply here.

You can access our Discretionary Rate Relief Policy here.

Retail Discount

Councils have received Government funding to provide a discount, worth up to £1000 per year for 2014/15 and £1500 for 2015/16, to retail premises with a rateable value of up to £50,000 to provide support to premises including pubs, cafes, restaurants and shops. For information about this, you can access our guidance notes here. If you want to apply for the Retail Discount, please complete and return the application form.  The Government has not extended funding for this relief beyond 2015-16, so it will not be shown on 2016-2017 bills.

New Build Relief

Newly built empty properties completed between 1 October 2013 and 30 September 2016 may be exempt from paying empty rates for up to 18 months. 

PLEASE NOTE THAT RETAIL DISCOUNTS, RE-OCCUPATION RELIEF AND NEW BUILD RELIEF ARE SUBJECT TO EU STATE AID LIMITS.

 

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For: Buses, Schools, Libraries, Registrars Office, Highways, Social Services

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