Business rates retail relief

Business rates retail relief applies to certain occupied retail properties from 1 April 2019 if the rateable value is less than £51,000 in 2019-20 and 2020-21.  The relief will be one third of your bill after other reliefs have been applied.  If you occupy more than one property you will be entitled to relief on each property, subject to State Aid de Minimis limits.

The relief will not show on your annual bill, but if you qualify you will be sent a revised bill later in the year.


To apply you will need to:

  • Download and complete the business rates retail relief application form.
  • Scan the completed application form using either a scanner or taking a picture of it using your mobile phone.
  • Send the scanned/ pictured image to your computer e.g by email or text.
  • Attach the image and answer all the questions on the evidence form.