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Discounts, reliefs and exemptions

Small business rate relief

How to apply for small business rate relief

Discounts for properties in rural areas

How to apply for a discount if your business is in a rural area

Discounts for charities or non-profit organisations

How to get a discount on your business rates if you're a charity or non-profit organisation

Empty buildings

If your business property is empty you may be entitled to a discount, and information on exempt properties

Partly occupied properties

How to claim a discount if you're partly occupying your business premises

Transitional relief

Transitional relief is designed to phase in larger increases or decreases in business rates bills due to the five yearly revaluations

Support for small business relief

Support if your business has lost small business rate relief or mandatory rural rate relief as a result of the 2017 or 2023 revaluation

Retail, Hospitality and Leisure Relief

You may be able to apply for a discount if you run business in the retail, hospitality or leisure industry.

Covid-19 Additional Relief Fund (CARF) Relief

Information on our CARF Relief scheme for businesses affected by Covid-19 but who do not qualify for any of the existing business rates Covid reliefs