From 1st April 2013 Council Tax Benefit will be abolished and replaced by Local Council Tax Support (LCTS)
Reductions for Small Businesses
The Small Business Rates Relief Scheme
If you have a small business which has a rateable value of under £18,000 you may be entitled to a reduction in your bill.
- If the rateable value of your business is under £6000 you will pay a lower rate in the pound and receive 50% discount
- If the rateable value is between £6000 and £11,999 you will pay a lower rate in the pound and receive discount on a sliding scale. The discount reduces by 1% for every £120 rateable value over £5000.
- If you have a rateable value between £12,000 and £17,999 you will pay a lower rate in the pound.
To qualify, you must occupy only one business premises or, if you have more than one, the combined rateable value must be less than £18,000 and the other property(s) must have a Rateable Value under £2,600.
If you are granted Small Business Rate Relief, provided you continue to satisfy the conditions for relief which apply at the relevant time , you will not need to re-apply for the relief. However, certain changes in circumstances must be notified to the Council.
These are :
If you take up occupation of a property you did not occupy at the time of making your application for relief.
An increase in Rateable Value of a property that you occupy in an area other than Hartlepool.
If you would like to apply for Small Business Rate Relief please click here to download an application form.
Telephone: 01429 266522