Small business rate relief

4. Tell us about a change

If you receive Small Business Rate Relief you must notify the billing authority of particular changes in circumstances that may affect their entitlement to the relief. You must notify them within 4 weeks starting on the day after the change occurred. If notification is received more than 4 weeks after the change there will be a break in your entitlement.

These changes are:

  • increases in the rateable value of a property occupied by the ratepayer which is not in the area of the billing authority granting Small Business Rate Relief. These changes will have to be notified in writing
  • the ratepayer coming into occupation of any property which is not mentioned in their application for relief. These changes will have to be notified through a fresh application for relief

You can contact the Business Rates team by emailing quoting your account number in the subject, or by calling 0161 474 5188.