Small business rate relief

3. How much you will receive

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

From 1 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.

1 September 2010 to 31 March 2017

From 1 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.