Business Rates Reductions
High Street Relief 2018/19
On the 13th December 2017, the Welsh Assembly announced that the High Street Relief Scheme would be extended for 2018-2019. Details of the announcement are on the link below:
Small Business Rate Relief 2018
The Welsh Government has introduced a permanent small business rate relief scheme in Wales from 1 April 2018. Please see the attached link announcing the scheme.
In addition to the temporary enhancements shown above, the scheme allows for the following relief:
Section A – The rules for Post Offices are slightly different:
- Post Offices (and properties which include Post Offices) with a rateable value up to £9,000 will receive 100% relief;
- Post Offices (and properties which include Post Offices) with a rateable value between £9,001 and £12,000 will receive 50% relief.
- Premises with rateable value between £10,501 and £11,000 in receipt of 25% retail relief will continue to get this level of relief.
- Registered Child Care premises with rateable value £9,001 - £12,000 in receipt of 50% relief will continue to get this level of relief.
How to apply
If the property you occupy has a rateable value of up to £12,000 or satisfies the criteria in Section A above, small business rate relief is applied automatically to your bill so you do not need to apply.
If you think the property you occupy satisfies the criteria in Section B above, and you have not yet applied for relief, you can download an application form below:
If you require any further information about rate relief for small businesses, please contact us.
The Business Rates Section
Telephone Number: 01495 355212
Address: Business Rates Section, Municipal Buildings, Civic Centre, Ebbw Vale, Gwent NP23 6XB
Email Address: firstname.lastname@example.org