Small Business Rate Relief (SBRR)

If your business property has a rateable value of £12,000 or less, you don't need to pay any business rates.

For properties with a rateable value of £12,001 to £15,000, the SBRR discount will go down gradually from 100% to 0%.

For example, if your rateable value is £13,500, you'll get 50% off your business rates bill.

Empty properties and charities that already get an 80% discount don't qualify for SBRR.

If you have more than one business property

You can still get SBRR on your main business property for 12 months after taking on a second property.

After these 12 months, you can keep getting SBRR on your first property as long as:

  • any extra properties have a rateable value below £2,900
  • the total rateable value of all your properties is less than £20,000

SBRR can't be awarded if you move into more than one business property on the same date.

Tell us about a change

If you get SBRR, you need to tell us within 28 days if:

  • you take on another business property
  • any of your business properties become unoccupied
  • the rateable value of any of your extra properties rises above £2,900
  • the total value of all your properties rises above £20,000

You can use our online form to tell us about a change.