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Reductions to Rates

Business Rates bills can be reduced in a number of circumstances.  For more details on how this could benefit you, or to apply for a reduction please get in touch.  You can also download application forms at the bottom of this page.

Contact The Business Rates Team

Business rate reductions can fall into the following categories:

  • Small business rate relief
  • Rural rate relief
  • Charitable rate relief
  • Enterprise zone relief

Exempted buildings and empty buildings relief is automatically applied by the Local Authority.

Extra discounts are also available; for example, you may qualify for hardship relief or transitional rate relief if your business meets certain criteria.

Full details on business rate relief are available from Business Wales.

Retail, Leisure and Hospitality Rate Relief 2022-23

The Welsh Government has announced details of a new temporary business rate relief scheme under which retail, leisure and hospitality properties will benefit from April 2022. The 2022/23 scheme offers a discount of 50% on non-domestic rate bills for eligible occupied properties but the relief is subject to a £110,000 cap on the amount each business can claim across properties occupied by the same business in Wales.

For more details, please read the Welsh Government’s Guidance.

All eligible businesses must complete an application form, please contact the Business Rates Team for a form.

Hardship

In exceptional circumstances, we may grant a reduction to the rates bill if you can prove that you are suffering hardship and if it is interests of council taxpayers for the reduction to be granted.

Downloads

  • Rate Relief for Community Amateur Sports Clubs (PDF 42 KB)

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  • Rate Relief for Charities and/or non-profit-making organisations (PDF 38 KB)

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  • Report any change in Occupancy / Vacation / Re-Occupation of a property (PDF 41 KB)

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