In this section you will be able to find out the relief schemes available for your business and the qualifying criteria you will need to meet.
You may be able to get business rates relief. This is sometimes automatic, but you may need to apply.
For further information and guidance, please take a look at our guidance document below.
Business Rate Relief Guidance [1Mb]
Changes to Business Rates announced in the Autumn Statement 2022
2023/24 Retail, Hospitality and Leisure (RHL) relief scheme
At Autumn Statement 2022 the Chancellor announced a new business rates relief scheme for retail, hospitality, and leisure properties, worth an estimated £2.1 billion in 2023-24. The 2023/24 Retail, Hospitality and Leisure (RHL) relief scheme will provide eligible, occupied, retail, hospitality, and leisure properties with 75% relief, up to a cash cap of £110,000 per business. Under the cash cap, no ratepayer can in any circumstances exceed the £110,000 cash cap across all of their hereditaments in England. Where a ratepayer has a qualifying connection with another ratepayer then those ratepayers should be considered as one ratepayer for the purposes of the cash caps. The RHL relief scheme guidance provides local authorities with information about the intended operation and delivery of the policy. The Government anticipates that local authorities will include details of the relief to be provided to eligible ratepayers for 2023/24 in their bills for the beginning of the 2023/24 billing cycle. The Government has published guidance setting out the eligibility criteria for the scheme. This guidance can be found:
2023/24 Supporting Small Business (SSB) relief scheme
The Chancellor also announced that a new Supporting Small Business (SSB) relief scheme which will cap bill increases at £600 per year for any business losing eligibility for Small Business Rate Relief or Rural Rate Relief at the 2023 revaluation. The scheme also provides support for those previously eligible for the 2022/23 SSB scheme and facing large increases in 2023/24 but in those cases for one further year only. The Government anticipates that local authorities will include details of the relief to be provided to eligible ratepayers for 2023/24 in their bills for the beginning of the 2023/24 billing cycle. The Government has published guidance setting out the eligibility criteria for the scheme. This guidance can be found at
For 2022/23 :-
- Expanded Retail Discount will be 50%. Capped at £110,000 per business
- For Expanded Retail Discount, businesses may choose to opt out of support by providing billing authorities notification of their request to refuse the support available. If you do not wish to accept the Expanded Retail Discount contact us at email@example.com. Full guidance is available at https://www.gov.uk/apply-for-business-rate-relief/retail-discount
- Nursery Discount will be discontinued and this will expire on 31 March 2022.