Other Discretionary Relief

Local Newspaper Relief

A discount of up to £1,500 is available for office space occupied by local newspapers. The discount is restricted to one discount per newspaper title and per premises. Local Newspaper Relief has been extended for an additional 5 years until 31.03.2025. Please contact us by email if you think you may be eligible for this reduction.

Local Discretionary Relief

Councils may award Discretionary Relief where it is in the interest if their Council Tax payers.  Current schemes available:

Discretionary Rate Relief

Relief is available to help those most affected by the 2017 Revaluation. Each local authority has its own scheme to distribute relief in the fairest way possible, and those ratepayers believed to qualify have been sent an application form. Please contact us by email if you have not received this and think you may be eligible.

For full details of each council's agreed scheme, please click on the name of the council below:

Retail Relief

Central Government announced in 2018 the launch of a business rates Retail Relief Scheme where eligible retail properties would receive one third discount off their business rates bills for financial years 2019/20 and 2020/21. In January 2020 Central Government announced that it would extend the value of the Retail Discount from one third of the bill to 50% in 2020/21. In response to the coronavirus, central government announced in March 2020 they would further extend the discount to 100%. This relief will apply to occupied retail, leisure and hospitality properties. Please contact us by email if you think you may be eligible for this reduction.

For more information download Help For Businesses - Retail and Grants

Supporting Small Business Relief

Available where a business has lost some or all of its small business rates or rural rate relief as a result of the 2017 Revaluation. This will be applied to you account automatically if you qualify.

Public House Relief

Certain pubs with a rateable value under £100,000, are eligible for a discount of up to £5,000 for 2020/21. This is in addition to the Retail Relief discount and will apply after the retail discount. Please contact us by email if you think you may be eligible for this reduction.