Small Business Rate Relief

Your business may qualify for Small Business Rate Relief (SBRR) if:

  • the business only occupies one property
  • the property has a rateable value of up to £15,000

Level of discount that could be received

Rateable value (RV) Minimum SBRR Maximum SBRR Sliding scale
Up to £12,000 100% 100% N/A
£12,001 to £15,000 0% 100% 100% - 1% for every £30 above £12,000
Up to £51,000 - - Calculated with SBRR multiplier

Vacant properties do NOT qualify for Small Business Rate Relief

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Small Business Rate Relief/Multiplier (SBRR/SBRM) calculator

Apply for Small Business Rate Relief

There is no need to apply for the Small Business Rate Multiplier, this is automatically awarded for properties with a Rateable Value of less than £51,000.

Businesses that occupy more than one property

Your business may still qualify for Small Business Rate Relief, even if more than one property is occupied, providing that:

  • The additional properties have a Rateable Value of less than £2,900 each
  • The total combined Rateable Value of all occupied properties is less than £20,000
  • Small Business Rate Relief will be applied to the Main Property (Property with the higher Rateable Value) only.
  • From 1 April 2014 if a second property is taken on, when your business is already in receipt of Small Business Rate Relief, and the Rateable Value of the second property has a Rateable Value of £2,900 or more you can now retain Small Business Rate Relief on the original property for a period of 12 months.

Small Business Rate Relief 2016/17

Your business may qualify for Small Business Rate Relief from 1 April 2016 if:

  • The business only occupies one property
  • The property has a rateable value of less than £12,000



Level of discount that could be received

Rateable Value(RV) Minimum SBRR Maximum SBRR Sliding Scale
Up to £6,000 100% 100% N/A
£6,001 to £12,000 0% 100% 100% - 2% for every £120 above £6,000
Up to £18,000 - - Calculated with SBRR Multiplier
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