Help for small businesses

You could get Small Business Rate Relief if your business property's rateable value is less than £15,000.

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:

Business rates
Brighton & Hove City Council
PO box 2929
BN1 1PS

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:

  • shops
  • restaurants
  • cafes
  • drinking venues

You can find more information on retail discount on the GOV.UK website.

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.