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:

Discretionary Rate Relief (Revaluation)

We have received funding from the Government to help with the impact of the Business Rate Revaluation which took place with effect from 1 April 2017. More about Discretionary Rate 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

Details of any Transitional Relief are included on your bill. If you are receiving Transitional Relief, a reduction in your rateable value may not reduce the amount you pay. Contact us for further information.

Unoccupied properties

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

Retail Discount

The Government has provided funding for Local Authorities to introduce a temporary scheme to provide a discount to all occupied retail properties with a rateable value of less than £51,000. More about Retail Discount.


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: 15 February 2019