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Transitional relief

Information about transitional relief

What is transitional relief?

Transitional relief is designed to phase in larger increases in business rates bills due to revaluations.

Relief is given based on how much your bill has changed. The relief is given to ensure your bills cannot go up by more than a defined percentage.

The last revaluation took effect from 1 April 2023 and the transitional relief scheme only applies to increases in rateable value. This means if your rateable value went down you will pay your lower bill straight away.

For previous revaluations, the transitional relief scheme applied to both decreases and increases in rateable value.

For more information please visit the GOV.UK website.