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. Download the application form below.
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. Download the application form below.
You can access our Discretionary Rate Relief Policy below.
Supporting Small Business Relief Scheme 2023/24
At the 2022 Autumn Statement on 17 November, the Chancellor announced the 2023 Supporting Small Business scheme. The scheme will cap bill increases at £600 per year for business losing eligibility for some or all Small Business Rate Relief or Rural Rate Relief at the 2023 revaluation.
If you qualify for this scheme, your bill for 2023/24 will be issued slightly later than normal (estimated late March 2023). This is so that we can apply new software to our system which calculates how much of this relief you are entitled to.
Details of the scheme can be found here – Supporting Small Business Relief Scheme 2023/24