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Revaluation relief

If your business rates increased as a result of the 2017 revaluation, you may be eligible for revaluation relief

The relief scheme

In March 2017 the government announced funding for councils to design their own relief scheme. The scheme is for ratepayers facing the steepest increases in their business rates bills, as a result of the 2017 revaluation. It will run for four years until 2020/21.

We'll award a fixed amount of relief to occupied properties, depending on how much their 2017-18 bill increased.  

The following levels of relief will apply:

Increase from: Increase to: Amount of relief 2017/18 Amount of relief 2018/19 Amount of relief 2019/20 (year three)*
£125 £249 £95 £50 £25
£250 £499 £200 £100 £75
£500 £999 £375 £200 £100
£1,000 £1,999 £750 £400 £150
£2,000 £2,999 £1,500 £800 £300
£3,000 £3,999 £2,250 £1,200 £450
£4,000 £4,999 £3,000 £1,600 £600
£5,000 No max £3,750 £2,000 £750

*Please note the above amounts are for a full year. They'll be apportioned daily where circumstances change.

Who qualifies?

You may qualify if:

  • you received an increase of £125 or more on your 2017-18 rates bill due to the 2017 revaluation (after all other discounts are taken into consideration), and
  • you occupy the property

We don't award relief to vacant properties or where the occupier changed after 1 April 2017.  

You won't qualify if the award of relief would exceed State Aid limits. For more information about State Aid, please visit the GOV.UK site.

How to apply

If we're happy that you qualify, we'll automatically award the relief. If we haven't awarded it automatically, you can download an application form.

What you'll need to apply:

  • your business rates account number (you can find this on your bill)
  • your business address

Apply for revaluation relief