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Business Rate Reliefs and Exemptions

There are a number of discounts and exemptions that can help to reduce the amount of rates that you have to pay.

Occupied premises

Occupied premises may be eligible for certain reliefs. The reliefs available for occupied premises include:

  • Mandatory Rate Relief
  • Discretionary Relief
  • Rural Rate Relief
  • Small Business Rate Relief
  • Hardship Relief
  • Local Discounts
  • Retail Relief
  • Re-occupation Relief

Use the links on the left to find out more.

Unoccupied premises

When a non-domestic property becomes empty, there is no charge for the first three months, or six months in the case of industrial property. After the initial rate-free period has expired, the empty property will be charged 100% of the business rates, as though the property was occupied. However, there are certain exemptions from the empty charge, which includes listed buildings and properties with a rateable value of less than £2,600.

Use the links on the left to find out more.