Small Business Rate Relief Form

To apply for Small Business Rate Relief, please complete the form below.

Red asterisk denotes a required answer.

Owners Contact Details

Owners Contact Details
Ratepayer Contact Details

Ratepayer Contact Details

Property Address (for which small business rate relief is sought)*

If other, please provide address details

Correspondence Address (if different to above)
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Rateable values for occupied properties up to £51,000 will be calculated using the lower multiplier of £0.491. In addition to the smaller multipliers, those that meet the qualifying criteria for small business rates relief will benefit as follows:

  • Rateable values less than £12,000 may be entitled to 100% relief
  • Rateable values between £12,001- £15,000 will receive a tapered reduction
Qualifying criteria for additional relief are as follows;
  • Only one premises or
  • One main business premises and additional properties of rateable values not exceeding £2,899. The rateable value of all liabilities should not exceed £19,999.
The government has introduced an additional support to help small businesses taking on additional business rates premises. If additional premises are taken on, the ratepayer will be allowed to keep the relief on their initial business for a period of 12 months.

The application must be signed by the ratepayer or the person authorised to sign on behalf of the ratepayer. This means, where the ratepayer is:

    (a) a partnership, a partner of that partnership;
    (b) a trust, a trustee of that trust;
    (c) a body corporate, a director of that body, and

in any other case, a person duly authorised to sign on behalf of the ratepayer.

If you receive Small Business Rate Relief and subsequently occupy a second property the Council must be notified immediately.


WARNING - It is a criminal offence for a ratepayer to give false information when making an application for small business rate relief

Please confirm your Name & Capacity

For the purposes of current data protection laws the information you supply the Council as part of your application will be used for the purposes of dealing with your request and retained as per our published corporate data protection privacy policy which can be found on the East Herts District Council Data Protection page (this link opens in a new window).

From time to time this information may be shared with other Council departments and / or outside partners to process your request as effectively as possible. Please confirm you have read the above privacy notice