You can get small business rate relief if:
- your property’s rateable value is less than £15,000
- you occupy the property
- your business only uses one property - you may still be able to get relief if you use more
What you get
You will not pay business rates on a property with a rateable value of £12,000 or less.
For properties with a rateable value of £12,001 to £15,000, the rate of relief will go down gradually from 100% to 0%.
If you use more than one property
When you get a second property, you’ll keep getting any existing relief on your main property for 12 months.
You can still get small business rate relief on your main property after this if both the following apply:
- none of your other properties have a rateable value above £2,899
- the total rateable value of all your properties is less than £20,000
You’re a small business but do not qualify for small business rate relief
If your property has a rateable value below £51,000, your bill will be calculated using the small business multiplier, which is lower than the standard one. This doesn’t apply if the property is unoccupied, or you receive another business rate relief.
How to get small business rate relief
You do not need to make a written application for small business rate relief, but we do need to check that you meet the conditions to receive the relief. If you think that you should be getting this relief, but it isn't shown on your bill, please apply using the button lower down the page.
Changes you need to tell us about
If you are receiving small business rate relief, you must tell us if:
(a) you take up occupation of an additional property; or
(b) there is an increase in the rateable value of a property you occupy outside the area of Dacorum Borough Council.