Small Business Rates Relief (SBRR)

Your business may be eligible for small business rates relief (SBRR) when you occupy the property in either England or Wales with each having slightly different criteria qualifying who is eligible.

The application for small business rates relief is lodged directly with local authority and not Valuation Office Agency.

Small Business Rates Relief in England

As a starting point, the small business rates relief in England is only available to ratepayers who occupy either:

  • Single property; or
  • Single main property and each additional property does not exceed a rateable value of £2,899.
  • The combined rateable value of all occupied properties does not exceed £19,999 outside London and £27,999 inside London.

If you meet the above criteria in order to pass further eligibility test the property you occupy must have:

  • The total rateable value of property which is less than £15,000

If your property has a rateable value of £12,000 you will be eligible for a 100% SBRR relief. The small business rates relief is calculated on a tapered percentage basis which ranges from 0-100%. Properties with a rateable value of £12,001 to £15,000 will be subject to tapered relief meaning the higher the rateable value the lower relief discount is.

Small Business Rates Relief in Wales

The small business rates relief system is different in Wales to that of England. The Welsh Government provides non-domestic rates relief to eligible businesses if they occupy premises with a maximum rateable value of £12,000.

  • Property with a rateable value of up to £6,000 will receive 100% rates relief.
  • Property with a rateable value between £6,001 and £12,000 will receive rates relief on a tapered basis from 0-100%.

Some businesses receive slightly different rates relief than others and these include:

Registered Childcare Premises

  • Registered childcare providers are eligible to receive 100% relief until 31st March 2022.

Post Offices

  • Post offices with a rateable value of up to £9,000 receive 100% rates relief.
  • Post offices with a rateable value between £9,001 and £12,000 receive 50% rates relief.