Apply for Small Business Rate Relief
This relief is only available to ratepayers who apply to their local authority and who occupy either:
(a) one property, or
(b) one main property and other additional properties, providing those additional properties each have a rateable value which does not exceed £2,599.
The rateable value of the property mentioned in (a), or the aggregate rateable value of all the properties mentioned in (b), must not exceed £17,999 outside London or £25,499 in London on each day for which relief is being sought. If the rateable value, or aggregate rateable value, increases above these levels, relief will cease from the day of the increase.
Ratepayers who satisfy these conditions will have the bill for their sole or main property calculated using the lower small business non-domestic rating multiplier rather than the national non-domestic rating multiplier that is used to calculate the liability of other businesses.
From 1 April 2014, ratepayers who take on an additional property which would currently disqualify them from receiving relief will continue to receive their current relief for 12 months.