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.

During the budget on 8 March 2017, the Government announced additional support towards payment of business rates from 1 April 2017.

The three areas where additional support will be targeted are:

  • Relief up to a maximum of £1000 will be given to Public Houses if their rateable value is below £100,000 on 1 April 2017. The relief will be subject to state aid rules.
  • Properties that fall outside the Small Business Rate Relief Scheme on 1 April 2017 due to an increase in rateable value will not see the ratepayer facing an annual increase in the amount payable of more than £600.00
  • A discretionary fund will be made available by the government over a four year period from 1 April 2017, to support those businesses facing the steepest increases in their business rate bills due to the 2017 revaluation

When we have more information from Central government on how these schemes should be applied we will update this page with the details.