Business rates relief and exemptions
Business rates reliefs and exemptions are a reduction against your business rates charge for certain circumstances.
What you are entitled to depends on the use of the premises, the type of property it is and its rateable value.
Small business relief
If you occupy a building with a rateable value under £15,000 you may be able to get a reduction on business rates.
Find out more on our small business relief page.
Charity and sports club relief
Charities and community amateur sports clubs can claim a reduction of up to 80% if the building is used for charitable or sports club purposes. This can be topped up to 100% with our discretion.
Find out more on our charity and sports club relief page.
Empty property exemption
Some business properties are exempt from business rates when they are empty.
Find out more on our empty property exemption page.
Part occupancy relief
You may get temporary business rates relief if part of your property is empty. This is also known as Section 44A relief.
Find out more on our part occupancy relief page.
You could get rural rate relief if your business is in a rural area with a population below 3,000.
Find out more on our rural relief page.
Retail, hospitality and leisure relief
If you are a retail, hospitality or leisure business which is open to visiting members of the public you may be eligible for retail business rates relief.
Find out more on our retail relief page.
Financial hardship relief
If you are experiencing financial hardship and are unable to pay your business rates bill, you can apply to be considered for relief on your business rates.
Find out more on our financial hardship relief page.