Who can apply for small business rate relief?
Until 31 March 2017 eligible businesses with rateable values below £6,000 get 100 percent rate relief on their liability. This relief decreases on a sliding scale of 1 percent for every £60 of rateable value over £6,000, up to £11,999.
Changes to small business rate relief from 1 April 2017
As from 1 April 2017 eligible businesses with a sole or main property that is shown on the rating list with a value that does not exceed £15,000, will receive a percentage reduction in their rates bill for this property of up to a maximum of 100%. For a property with a rateable value of not more than £12,000, they will receive a 100% reduction in their rates bill.
How to apply