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Small Business Relief

Enhanced Scheme - October 2010 to March 2014 -

The Welsh Government has extended the Small Business Relief Scheme. Business premises with a rateable value of up to £6,000 will receive 100% relief and those with a rateable value between £6,001 and £12,000 will receive relief that will be reduced on a tapered basis from 100% to zero.

Illustration of approximate percentage of tapered relief

Rateable Value % Relief
0-6,000  100
7,000  83.4
8,000  66.6
9,000  50.0
10,000  33.3
11,000  16.6
12,001  0

Where businesses receive a higher rate of relief under the current scheme than under the enhanced scheme they will receive the rate of relief most beneficial to them.

Original Scheme- Small Business Relief April 2010 – September 2010

  1. 50% relief for most businesses with a rateable value up to £2,400;
  2. 25% relief for most businesses with a rateable value £2,401 - £7,800;
  3. 100% for post offices (and premises which include a post office) with a rateable value up to £9,000;
  4. 50% for post offices (and premises which include a post office) with a rateable value between £9,001 - £12,000;
  5. 50% for child care premises with a rateable value up to £12,000
  6. 25% for retail premises, including petrol filling stations and public houses with a rateable value between £7,800 - £12,000
  7. 50% for premises occupied by Credit Unions with a rateable value up to £9,000

Applying for the Relief

In the case of 1) 2, 3 & 4 above the relief will automatically be granted and show on the business rates demand notice. However certain types of business property (ie those based on the use of the premises) must give notice to the local authority that they are eligible for relief before the relief can be granted. Please contact this office for further information.

Last Updated: 09/03/2016
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