Reliefs, reductions and empty properties

In some circumstances you may be eligible for a reduction to your Business Rates bill. There are several different types of reduction and relief.

Small Business Rate Relief

If a property has a rateable value of less than £15,000 it may be eligible for Small Business Rate Relief. Read more about Small Business Rate Relief, including how to apply.

Retail, Hospitality and Leisure Relief

The 2024/25 Retail, Hospitality and Leisure Business Rates Relief Scheme will provide eligible, occupied, retail, hospitality and leisure properties with a 75% relief, up to a cash cap limit of £110,000 per business. Find out more information and how to apply for Retail, Hospitality and Leisure Relief.

Charitable relief

Charitable relief is awarded when properties are used for charitable purposes or by non-profit making organisations. There are two types of charitable relief: mandatory and discretionary. You can read more about applying for charitable relief, including information on Community Amateur Sports Club status (CASC).

Transitional relief

The 2023 transitional relief scheme is designed to reduce the impact of any significant increase in the rateable value after a revaluation. More about 2023 Business Rates revaluation.

Hardship relief

Hardship relief can be granted to businesses who can demonstrate that they meet the criteria. Relief may only be granted for a period within the current financial year and is subject to review. Find out more information and how to apply for hardship relief.

Empty properties

Specific rules apply when properties are empty for a period of time. More about empty properties.