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If you have received a bill for 2017/2018 which is for a higher amount than you were expecting, this could be due to a transitional adjustment. You can find information and examples of how it is calculated on our transitional adjustment page.

In the Spring Budget of 2017, the government announced a package to support small businesses. This included a relief for businesses that faced significant increases in their rate bills because of the 2017 revaluation.

In 2017/18 the maximum amount that can be awarded is £1000 and the minimum amount is £50.

To qualify you must have been the ratepayer on 1 April 2017 and the business must:

  • Have a rateable value of up to £200,000 from 1 April 2017
  • Be solely based in Devon

Any pub that has received relief for public houses will not qualify for this relief.

Educational establishments cannot apply for Local Discretionary Business Rates Relief.

For more detailed information on the scheme please read the Local Discretionary Business Rates Relief Scheme policy.

Any relief awarded is classed as De Minimus State Aid and you cannot receive more than €200,000 (around £180,000) within a 3 year period. This is the current year and the 2 previous years. If you have previously been awarded any De Minimus aid you would have received a written notification and will need to declare this to us.

Small Business Rate Relief is not classed as De Minimus State Aid and therefore does not need to be declared.

If you haven't already been awarded this relief and you think you should qualify please complete the form.

  Apply for Local Discretionary Business Rates Relief

Local Discretionary Business Rates Relief
Information on the criteria and conditions for an award of Local Discretionary Business Rates Relief