Business Rate Reductions

Small Business Rate Relief (SBRR)

Small Business Relief

You can get small business rate relief if:

  • Your property is occupied and it's rateable value is less than £15,000
  • Your business only uses one property in England – though you may still be able to get relief if you use more.

What reduction will I 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%.  For example, if your rateable value is £13,500, you will get 50% off your bill. If your rateable value is £14,000, you will get 33% off.

If you use more than one property

You can still get small business rate relief if you have more than one property and 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 (£28,000 in London).

If you already have small business relief and you take on a second property, regardless of its size, you’ll keep getting relief on your original property for 12 months.  After 12 months, unless you fulfil the criteria above, your relief will end.  

For further information about SBRR or to apply, please refer to our guidance notes and application form