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