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Small business rate relief

3. How much you will receive

The Government has made changes to the Small Business Rate Relief Scheme from 1st April 2017. This is to help more small companies benefit from the relief.

From 1st April 2017 if you meet the eligibility criteria you'll receive 100% Small Business Rate Relief for your main property up to a Rateable Value of £12,000. If you occupy one property and the Rateable Value is £12,000 or less your Business Rates bill for 2017/18 will now be zero. This will be if you apply for Small Business Rate Relief.

If you occupy one property and the Rateable Value is between £12,001 and £15,000 then the amount of Small Business Rate you receive will be tapered from 100% to 0%. You can find out the approximate level of Small Business Rate Relief that you'll receive in the Small Business Rate Relief document 2017/18 (PDF 156Kb)).

Any eligible properties up to a Rateable Value of £50,999 will also have their Business Rates bill calculated on the small business non-domestic multiplier.

Businesses will be allowed to keep Small Business Rate Relief for 12 months, even if they have an additional property.

1st September 2010 to 31st March 2017

From 1st September 2010 changes were introduced by the government. Properties with a rateable value of up to £6,000 will now receive 100% relief.

Relief for properties with a rateable value between £6,001 and £12,000 will reduce by 1% for every £120, from 100% at £6,001 to 0% at £12,000.

Please see the Special SBR Relief Sliding Scale (PDF 58Kb) to find out an approximate value for how much relief you may be entitled to in 2016/17. In addition, eligible properties up to a Rateable Value of £17,999 will have their rate bill calculated on the small business non-domestic multiplier.