Small business rates relief

Your bill will be calculated using the lower multiplier 49.9p (2020/21), rather than the national multiplier 51.2p if you occupy a property with:

  • a rateable value less than £51,000 and
  • are not entitled to another mandatory relief

If you occupy a property with a rateable value up to £15,000, you will receive a reduction on a sliding scale if:

  • your business only uses one property with a rateable value of less than £15,000 or
  • you use more than one property but the rateable value for each of your other properties is less than £2,900, and the total rateable value is less than £20,000. The relief will be applied to the 'main' property.
Rateable value Percentage reduction
£12,000 and under 100%
£12,500 83%
£13,000 67%
£13,500 50%
£14,000 33%
£14,500 17%
£15,000 and above 0%

For example, if your rateable value is £13,000 then you'll get 67% off your bill.

If your rateable value is £14,500 you’ll get 17% off your bill.

Supporting small businesses

If you lost some or all of your small business relief due to the 2017 revaluation the increase in your rates will be limited to the greater of either a percentage increase per year of 5% (17/18), 7.5% (18/19), 10% (19/20) and 15% (20/21) plus inflation or £600 per year.

We have already identified businesses that are entitled to this relief. However, if you think you are entitled to the relief but haven’t received it, please contact us.

Apply for small business rates relief