Retail rate relief

Rate relief of up to £1,500 is available for the 2015/16 financial year for all occupied retail properties in that year where the rateable value is £50,000 or less, provided we receive an application by 30 September 2016 at the latest.

This relief is not available for the current 2016/17 financial year.

The amount does not vary with rateable value and there is no taper. Retail relief is not available for properties with a rateable value that is more than £50,000.

Eligibility for the relief and the relief itself will be assessed and calculated on a daily basis. Any retail relief that is awarded will be applied against the net bill after any and all other reliefs have been applied. Any retail relief that is awarded will not exceed the net rate liability.

Retail relief can be awarded in respect of more than one property that is occupied by the same ratepayer but this is subject to State Aid De minimis Regulations. Further details regarding State Aid can be found here:

Apply for retail rate relief

Qualifying criteria