Business rate fund for discretionary relief to support businesses

Information on business rates and the fund for discretionary relief.

The Chancellor of the Exchequer announced additional help specifically for small businesses and for pubs, together with a fund for discretionary relief to support businesses with the steepest increases following revaluation. 

See ‘point 19: business rates relief revaluation’ on the spring budget 2017 page.

We’re working to identify those business affected by this change. These pages will be updated when we know more, which will be after the general election in June.

These changes are not reflected in the Business Rate bills dated 11 March 2017 and any subsequent bill you will have received. You should make payment as requested. 

If your business is affected by the changes announced in the budget we will send a revised bill as soon as we can.