Retail Rate Relief is no longer available

Retail Rate Relief was available to all qualifying retail stores in the tax years 2014 to 2015, and 2015 to 2016. It has since been withdrawn by Central Government.

In 2014 to 2015, occupied retail premises could claim £1,000 relief.

In 2015 to 2016, occupied retail premises could claim £1,500 relief.

Which properties qualified for Retail Rate Relief?

  • Occupied retail properties with a rateable value of £50,000 or less
  • Retail properties includes cafes, restaurants, shops or drinking establishments
  • It does not include banks, betting shops, estate agents, solicitors or dentists.

 

I did not receive Retail Rate Relief, what should I do?

If you did not receive Retail Rate Relief, and you believe your business qualified, you should contact the business rates team using our online enquiry form.