Business Rates reductions and relief

Small business rate relief

Businesses may qualify for small business rate relief if they:

  • occupy only one property in England and have an RV of less than £15,000
  • occupy one main property and other additional properties, providing that the additional properties do not have individual RVs of more than £2,899 and the combined RV of all the properties is under £20,000
  • qualify for small business rate relief when they occupy more than one property, can only be granted relief on the main property

The amount of relief available is on a sliding scale.

From 1 April 2017 Small Business Rate Relief (SBRR) doubled and the thresholds increased to benefit a greater number of businesses.

Properties with an RV of up to £12,000 will receive 100 per cent relief.

Properties with an RV between £12,000 and £15,000 will receive tapered relief and relief will gradually reduce from 100 per cent at £12,000 to 0 per cent at £15,000.

Apply for small business rate relief online

If you would like to discuss how much relief you might qualify for email revenues@southnorthants.gov.uk