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Guide A guide to rates relief and reductions

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6. Small business rate relief

You can get small business rate relief (SBBR) if you only occupy one property with a rateable value of less than £12,000.

What you get

You’ll get 100 per cent relief (doubled from the usual rate of 50 per cent) until 31 March 2017 for properties with a rateable value of £6,000 or less. This means you won’t pay business rates on properties with a rateable value of £6,000 or less.

The rate of relief will gradually decrease from 100 per cent to 0 per cent for properties with a rateable value between £6,001 and £12,000.

You have more than one property

You can get SBRR if the rateable value of each of your other properties is less than £2,600 and the combined rateable value of all of the properties is under £18,000.

If you occupy a second property that takes you over the thresholds, you’ll keep getting any existing relief for one year.

Relief will only be granted on one property.

How to apply

Please complete the online SBRR application form.