Help and discounts for business rates
Small businesses, charities, retail properties and pubs can get discounts on their business rates bills.
Help for small businesses
Help for charities
You'll usually get an automatic 80% discount on your business rates bill if your business property is used as a charity or a Community Amateur Sports Club.
You can also print and fill in our charity relief form (PDF 55KB) to apply for for a 100% discount, but we can't always do this due to limited funds.
Send your completed form to:
Brighton & Hove City Council
PO box 2929
Help for retail properties from April 2019
From 1st April 2019 to 31st March 2021, you'll usually get an automatic 33% discount on your business rates bill if your business property is used primarily for retail.
Your property needs to be in use and have a rateable value of less than £51,000 for this discount.
Retail properties include:
- drinking venues
Help for pubs
If your business property is a pub with a rateable value less than £100,000, you'll get an automatic £1,000 discount on your business rates bill.
This discount is only available until 31 March 2019.