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Discretionary relief

We may be able to offer discretionary Business Rates relief to non-domestic properties occupied by:

  • not-for-profit organisations whose main objectives are charitable, philanthropic, religious, concerned with education, social welfare, science, literature, or the fine arts
  • not-for-profit organisations occupying premises wholly or mainly for the purposes of recreation
  • some organisations already getting mandatory relief (as above) – this would 'top up' the discount to 100%

We consider every application for discretionary relief on an individual basis. Any offer of discretionary relief will be reviewed every year.

You can find out more about discretionary relief, including eligibility criteria, in the Business Rates discretionary rates relief policy.

You must pay the instalments shown on your bill until your application for hardship relief has been decided. If you do not pay, we may take recovery action.