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. 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 the launch of a business rates Retail Relief Scheme. Eligible retail properties will receive one third discount off of their business rates bills. The retail property must have a rateable value under £51,000 and eligibility will be subject to State Aid De Minimis Limits. This Retail Relief scheme will run for two years from April 2019.

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.