Rate Relief

There are a range of reductions available to business ratepayers.

Below is a list of relief that may be available. Follow the links for more information.

If the sole or main property is shown on the rating list with a rateable value which does not exceed £12,000 can receive up to 100% relief.
Some small businesses will potentially benefit from a cap on Business Rate increases by set percentage or cash value.
We are able to consider awarding additional relief to certain types of businesses, through a scheme known as Discretionary Rate Relief.
The scheme will help businesses with a rateable value of less than £200,000 and facing an increase in Business Rates of over 12.5% this financial year.
The principle of establishing an Enterprise Area at the Bath & West site was first proposed in the Mendip Economic Development Strategy, which was approved by Cabinet in January 2013, taking advantage of the provisions in the Localism Act 2011.
Please note this scheme has now ended, however, if you believe you may still qualify for back dated relief please contact us as soon as possible.
This relief applies for one year only to occupied properties. Eligible properties with a rateable value of less than £100,000 will receive up to £1,000 discount.
In general there will be no Business Rates to pay in the first three months that a property is empty.
Please note this scheme has now ended, however, if you believe you may still qualify for back dated relief please contact us as soon as possible.