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Business rate relief

Relief for small businesses

You may be eligible for small business rate relief if:

  • you use one premises
  • your premises' rateable value is less then £15,000

You may also be eligible for small business rates relief if you use more than one premises and the rateable value of each of them is less then £2,900.

For more information on small business rate relief, you can contact our Business Rates Team.

Businesses claiming small business rate relief can download information (PDF 231kb) on what they will be paying for the financial year 2021 to 2022.


To apply for small business rates relief, you will need to email the business rates team at You'll need to include:

  • your business rates reference number
  • the address of your premises

For alternative ways to contact the Business Rates team, including by phone, you can visit our contact us page.

What happens next

Once we’ve received your application, we’ll assess it and let you know the outcome within 21 days.

We’ll contact you if we need any more information.