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Small Business Rate Relief

Most occupied Business premises with a rateable value up to £6,000 will receive 100% relief and those with a rateable value between £6,001 and £12,000 will receive relief that will be reduced on a tapered basis from 100% to zero.

Rateable Value

% Relief

0 - 6000

  100

7000

  83.4

8000

  66.6

9000

  50

10,000

  33.3

11,000

  16.6

12,000

  Nil

Businesses operating as childcare providers and occupying properties with a rateable value of up to £6,000 receive 100% rate relief and those with a rateable value between £6,001 and £20,500 will receive relief that will be reduced on a tapered basis from 100% to zero.

Businesses operating as Post Offices and occupying properties with a rateable value of up to £9,000 receive 100% rate relief and those with a rateable value between £9,001 and £12,000 will receive 50% rate relief.

Small Business Rates for multiple businesses

Changes to Welsh Government regulations that come into effect from 1st April 2018 will now limit the number of properties eligible for Small Business Rate Relief for multiple businesses.

In cases where a ratepayer is liable for more than two properties on a single local non-domestic rating list ("local list"), and those properties meet only the rateable value conditions, the ratepayer will only receive relief for a maximum of two such properties.

The intention of this change is to allow rate relief to be targeted more effectively to support small and local businesses as opposed to larger businesses or national chains.

Under Article 4 of the regulations, where a ratepayer is liable to pay business rates for more than two properties shown on the local Non Domestic Rating list in each Council area, which satisfy the rateable value conditions, the ratepayer must give notice of those properties to the Council as soon as it is reasonable to do so.

It is the responsibility of the ratepayer to advise the Council if they are currently receiving more than two instances of Small Business Rate Relief in relation to any properties they are responsible for paying business rates on. To report a change of circumstances you can get in touch with the Council.

Phone - 01792 635937/8

Email - businessrates@swansea.gov.uk

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