A range of relief (discount) schemes are in operation, which you may qualify for.
Rates are not normally payable for the first 3 months if a property is empty, thereafter, rates equal to 90% of the rates charge will be levied. Certain types of properties are exempt eg listed buildings and industrial properties.
Special Rebates – Disabled Persons
A special rebate may be available for premises providing certain facilities which are wholly or mainly for disabled persons who are or have been suffering from illness.
Relief may be available to certain properties in rural areas and charities and other organisations. These must not be established for profit but are used for recreation, religious purposes or concerned with education, social welfare, renewable energy generation etc.
Small Business Bonus Scheme
Businesses which have individual properties with a rateable value of up to £18,000 and a combined rateable value of £25,000 or less may qualify for relief.
To request an application form for relief or to apply online for Small Business Bonus please use link (see Do It On Line).
For more information contactBusiness Rates
Tel: 01592 583644 Contact Business Rates online