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Rate Relief

There are a range of reductions available to business ratepayers.

Below is a list of relief that may be available. Follow the links for more information.

Last modified: 19 July 2017
  • Small Business Rate Relief

    If the sole or main property is shown on the rating list with a rateable value which does not exceed £12,000 can receive up to 100% relief.

  • Mandatory Rate Relief

    Certain types of organisations qualify for mandatory rate relief. These include: Charities; Community Amateur Sports Clubs (CASC's) and Businesses in Rural Areas.

  • Discretionary Rate Relief

    We are able to consider awarding additional relief to certain types of businesses, through a scheme known as Discretionary Rate Relief.

  • Inward investment discretionary rate relief

    The principle of establishing an Enterprise Area at the Bath & West site was first proposed in the Mendip Economic Development Strategy, which was approved by Cabinet in January 2013, taking advantage of the provisions in the Localism Act 2011.

  • Support for Public Houses

    This relief applies for one year only to occupied properties. Eligible properties with a rateable value of less than £100,000 will receive up to £1,000 discount.

  • Empty Property Relief

    In general there will be no Business Rates to pay in the first three months that a property is empty.

  • Discretionary Re-Occupation Relief

    Please note this scheme has now ended, however, if you believe you may still qualify for back dated relief please contact us as soon as possible.