Business rates: Fresh Start Relief

As of 1st April 2018 this scheme applies to newly occupied business properties that were previously unoccupied and in receipt of the empty property relief for a continuous period of 6 months.

The fresh start relief is of up to 100% for a period of 12 months.

In order to qualify, your property must also comply with the following criteria:

  • the rateable value must not exceed £100,000 (up from £95,000 until 31st March 2023)
  • no longer than 12 months have elapsed since the lands and heritages became occupied, and
  • it is not used for payday lending

Apply for the Fresh Start Relief

View business rates privacy notice (PDF 487KB).