Apply for business rates reduction and relief

There are several different circumstances in which business rate reductions or relief apply.

Charitable and discretionary relief 

Charities are entitled to relief from rates on any non-domestic property that is wholly or mainly used for charitable purposes. The discount is 80% of the bill.

You can apply using the mandatory relief application form (PDF, 142KB).

We have the discretion to give a discount on the remaining bill for charities, or for properties occupied by certain non-profit making bodies.

You can apply using the discretionary rates relief application form discretionary rates relief application form (235KB).

We can also consider giving rate relief in cases of hardship or where part of a property is beyond use for a certain period. If you wish to apply for this please email the team at