Business rates reductions for small businesses

Rates relief may be provided through the Small Business Bonus Scheme if the rateable value of your property is less than £18,000.

Please note that, from 1 April 2020 small business bonus relief cannot be applied to empty, (unoccupied), properties.


Rateable value of propertyPercentage of relief
Up to £15,000100%
From £15,001 to £18,00025%

A 25% reduction is also available for businesses with more than one property if the combined rateable value is less than £35,000. A discount can be applied to each property with a rateable value of £18,000 or less.

Apply for a reduction

What happens next

We'll review your application and let you know if you are entitled to a discount, this can take 2 or 3 weeks. We may ask for more information to help us make a decision.


Small Business Bonus Scheme Review

We are currently conducting a review of all businesses in receipt of relief through the Small Business Bonus Scheme (SBBS).

You will have received a letter about the review if you receive SBBS relief on your Non-Domestic Rates and that relief is due for review.

Find out more about the SBBS Review >

Page last updated: 02/12/2021
email icon print icon