Small business rate relief

Small Business Rate relief was introduced in 1 April 2005 to help small businesses.

You will be permanently eligible for 100% relief, if your rateable value is less than £12,000 and tapered from £12,000 to £15,000.  This is providing you only occupy one main commercial property in England and Wales.

The threshold for the standard business rate multiplier in London has increased to £51,000.

When you have more than one property

If you have more than one property the rateable value threshold has increased to £2,899.  The aggregate threshold for second properties has increased to £27,999.

Find out your rateable value

Find out the rateable value of your property.


To apply you will need to:

  • Download and complete the small business rates 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 eg by email or text.
  • Attach the image and answer the questions on the evidence form.