Businesses with a rateable value less than £18,000 in the 2010 list may be able to get rate relief which will reduce their business rates.
To cover the cost of the relief, all businesses which do not qualify for it will be charged a 'small business rate supplement', which will be added to their rates bill.
Yes, if you meet one of the descriptions below:
It depends on the rateable value of your property:
Currently there is a temporary scheme in place that allows any business with a rateable value below £12,000 to receive approximately double the relief that they are currently receiving up to 31 March 2014.
Therefore occupied property with a rateable value of £6,000 or less will have no charge for the period up to 31 March 2014.
If applicable this will be backdated to when the start of the temporary scheme came into effect - 1 October 2010.
Yes - If you wish to apply for the relief granted on an occupied property. However any property with a Rateable Value of under £18,000 will automatically have the Small Business Rates Multiplier applied to their calculation of business rates payable.
To request the relief, you need to fill in the application form confirming it is the only property that you occupy. If you have any queries please contact us on Tel: 01283 595795
The application covers you until 31 March provided there are no changes to your circumstances. Under the regulations you are required to advise the business rates office, within four weeks, if any of the following changes in your circumstances occur after you have submitted your application.
The form needs to be signed by the ratepayer, or a person authorised to sign on their behalf - that is, a partnership, a trustee of a trust, a director of a limited company, or any person properly authorised to sign on the ratepayer's behalf.
You must apply no later than the 30 September following the new valuation period. Therefore to grant relief from 1 April 2010 we must receive the application by 30 September 2015.
Once you have filled in the form, please send it to us using the following address.
No - Previously legislation stated that all applicants had to reapply for the relief to commence from the beginning of the new valuation period - 1 April 2010.
However in order to reduce costs and bureaucracy the Government has made the decision not to enforce the reapplication of the Small Business Rate Relief.
Therefore for those businesses who are already in receipt of Small Business Rate Relief, the relief will continue automatically from the 1 April 2010 providing all conditions are still met.
Please note however that if you are no longer eligible for the relief then you must notify us in writing.
South Derbyshire District Council
Tel: 01283 595795
Online: general business rates enquiry / notification form
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