Supporting small businesses relief

The supporting small businesses relief will help those ratepayers who, as a result of the change in their rateable value at the revaluation, are losing some or all of their small business rate relief and, as a result, are facing large increases in their bills from 1 April 2017. This rate relief will ensure that the increase per year in the bills of these ratepayers is limited to whichever is greater:

  • a cash value of £600 per year (£50 per month). This cash minimum increase ensures that those ratepayers currently paying nothing or very small amounts are brought into paying something, or
  • the matching cap on increases for small properties in the transitional relief scheme (Year 1 5%, Year 2 7.5%, Year 3 10%, Year 4 15% and year 5 15% + Inflation)

Read full details of the scheme