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Reductions to Business Rates bills

In some circumstances you may be eligible for a reduction to your Business Rates bill. There are several different types of reduction, or relief:

Small Business Rate Relief

If a property has a rateable value of less than £25,499, it may be eligible for the Small Business Rate Relief Scheme. More about Small Business Rate Relief.

Charitable Relief

Charitable Relief is awarded when properties are used for charitable purposes or by non-profit making organisations. There are two types of Charitable Relief; mandatory and discretionary. More about Charitable Relief.

Transitional Relief

The five year transitional relief scheme that commenced in 2017 has now expired, a very small number of assessments that might have still qualified for transitional relief had the scheme continued will be identified and contacted. These might be small properties with an RV of under £20k who would have their increase capped at 15% and medium properties with an RV under £100k capped at 25%.

Unoccupied properties

Specific rules apply when properties are empty for a period of time. More about unoccupied properties.

Contact Business Rates

Online: Make an enquiry
Telephone: 020 8891 7725
Fax: 020 8891 7934

London Borough of Richmond Upon Thames
Business Rates Service
PO Box 72390
SW18 9PP

Updated: 17 March 2022

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