Business Rates reductions

Supporting small businesses relief

At the 2022 Autumn Statement the Chancellor announced that the 2023 Supporting Small Business (SSB) scheme will cap bill increases at £600 per year for any business losing eligibility for some or all Small Business Rate Relief or Rural Rate Relief at the 2023 revaluation. To support these ratepayers, 2023 SSBR will ensure that the increase in the bills of these ratepayers is limited to cash value of £600 per year. This cash maximum increase ensures that ratepayers do not face large bill increases in 2023/24 after transitional relief and small Business Rate relief (as applicable) have been applied.

The 2017 SSBR scheme was provided to support small and medium ratepayers who had seen large increases in their bills at the 2017 revaluation. They have, therefore, had 6 years of support to allow them to adjust to their full 2017 bills. Therefore, for those ratepayers receiving 2017 SSB relief in 2022/23, any eligibility for 2023 SSBR will end on 31 March 2024 without further notice.

All other eligible ratepayers remain in 2023 SSBR for either 3 years or until they reach the bill they would have paid without the scheme. Change of ratepayers will not affect eligibility for the Supporting Small Business scheme, but eligibility will be lost if the property falls vacant or becomes occupied by charity or Community Amateur Sports Club.

For more information please download the full guidelines

PDF icon Supporting small Business Relief 2023-26 guidelines.

Qualifying businesses have been identified and the relief will appear on your Business Rates bill showing the correct instalments payable.

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