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Transitional relief

Transitional relief limits how much your bill can change each year as a result of business rates revaluation.

This means changes to your bill are phased in gradually if you're eligible.

From the 2023 to 2024 tax year you'll get transitional relief if your:

  • property is in England
  • rates go up by more than a certain amount

We'll adjust your bill automatically if you're eligible. You do not need to contact us or do anything.

How much your bill can change by

How much your bill can change by from one year to the next depends on both:

  • your property's rateable value
  • whether your bill is increasing or decreasing as a result of revaluation

You stop getting transitional relief when your bill reaches the full amount set by a revaluation.

The business rates year is from 1 April to 31 March the following year.

If your bill increased on 1 April 2023

Rateable value 2023 to 2024 2024 to 2025 2025 to 2026

Up to £20,000

5%

10% plus inflation

25% plus inflation

£20,001 to £100,000

15%

25% plus inflation

40% plus inflation

Over £100,000

30%

40% plus inflation

55% plus inflation

You can find out more about transitional relief from April 2023 onwards on GOV.UK

If you've received a transitional certificate

The transitional certificate value will be used to calculate the Business Rates for your property instead of the usual rateable value.

If you disagree with the value of the certificate, contact the Valuation Office Agency (VOA).