In England small businesses are generally entitled to small business rate relief if the rateable value of their premises is less than £18,000. Additional properties with rateable values below £2,600 are disregarded when considering applications for small business rate relief. However, the rateable value for such properties are included in determining whether the threshold criterion has been met.
In small business rate relief the amount of relief depends on the rateable value.
If the rateable value of the property is less than £6,000, the rates are calculated using the small business multiplier, which for 2011/12 is 42.6 pence, and reduced by 50 per cent.
If the rateable value is from £6,000 to £11,999, the reduction decreases on a sliding scale of 1 per cent for every £120. For example, if the rateable value is £9,000, the rates are reduced by 25 per cent.
If the rateable value is from £10,000 to £17,999, rates are calculated using the small business multiplier. For 2011/12, the small business multiplier is 42.6 pence (instead of the standard 43.3 pence).
Apply for Small Business Rate Relief
If you would like to apply for business rates relief, please contact the business rates team using the details below, quoting the reference on your business rates bill.