Reliefs and Exemptions

  • Expanded Retail Discount 2021-22

    At the Budget on 3 March 2021, the Chancellor announced that the Government would provide additional support for eligible retail, hospitality, leisure and nursery businesses in England occupying a qualifying property.

  • Expanded Retail Discount 2020-21

    In response to the Coronavirus pandemic the Government announced that it would increase the retail discount to 100% for 2020-21 and include all properties that are in the retail, leisure and hospitality sectors

  • Retail Relief 2019-20

    The Government announced a new relief scheme for retail properties that have a rateable value below £51,000. Under the scheme, eligible ratepayers will receive a one third discount of their daily chargeable amount.

  • Small Business Rate Relief

    Who can claim Small Business Rate Relief?

  • Rural Rate Relief

    Rate Relief is available to the only Public House, Post Office, Food Shop or Petrol Filling Station within a rural settlement area

  • Spring Budget 2017 Relief Scheme: Supporting Small Business

    In the 2017 Spring Budget the Chancellor announced that a new scheme of relief would be made available to those ratepayers facing large increases as a result of the loss of small business or rural rate relief due to the revaluation.

  • Rate Relief for Charities, registered Sports Clubs & non-profit making organisations

    Relief from payment of business rates is given to a wide range of charitable and non-profit making organisations

  • Unoccupied property

    There are no rates payable for the first three months when a non-domestic property becomes empty. This is extended to six months in the case of certain industrial properties. Following this initial exemption period, rates will be charged at the full occupied rate.

  • Hardship Relief

    Torridge District Council has the discretion to grant relief to ratepayers who would suffer extreme financial hardship by paying the whole of their rates bill