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Supporting Small Businesses

The supporting small businesses relief will help those ratepayers who as a result of the change in their rateable value at the 2017 revaluation are losing some or all of their small business rate relief or rural rate relief and, as a result, are facing large increases in their bills.

This scheme limits any increase in business rates to:

  • a percentage increase p.a. of 5%, 7.5%, 10%, 15% and 15% 2017/18 to 2021/22 plus inflation, or
  • a cash value of £600 per year

At the 27 October 2021 Budget the government confirmed that the relief would continue for 2022/23. Increases for eligible business will be limited to 15% or £600, whichever is higher. Where the relief is granted for 2022/23 it will show on your bill as Extension of Transitional Relief and Supporting Small Business Relief.

Relief will automatically be applied each year that the business is eligible to receive it; this could be every year for the six years or could end sooner if you reach the bill amount you would have paid without the relief.

As with all reliefs, the amount of relief awarded under the supporting small businesses relief scheme will be recalculated in the event of a change of circumstances such as a change to the rateable value.

The award of this relief must comply with subsidy control obligations.