Small business rate relief (SBRR)

Small Business Rate Relief (SBRR)

You won't pay Business Rates on a property with a rateable value of £12,000 or less. Properties with a rateable value between £12,001 and £14,999 will receive a sliding scale of relief from 100% to 0%.

For example, you will get a 50% discount if your rateable value is £13,500.

The following do not qualify for SBRR:

  • empty properties
  • charities already receiving an 80% reduction

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If you occupy more than one property

You can still have SBRR on your main property for 12 months after taking on a second property.

After this, you can keep getting SBRR on the main property as long as any additional properties have a rateable value below £2,900 and the total rateable value of all your properties is less than £20,000.

Change of circumstances

If you are receiving SBRR, you must tell us within 28 days if:

  • you take on another property
  • any of your properties become unoccupied
  • the rateable value of your other properties increases above £2,900
  • the collective value of your rateable values increases above £20,000

Can SBRR be backdated?

Yes, your SBRR can be backdated as far as 1 April 2012.