National non-domestic rates (NNDR) discretionary rate relief policy - rate relief for businesses


Applications forms for discretionary relief are available from the Business Rates team or can be downloaded from our website. All other applications should be made in writing to us.

Your application must illustrate a complete picture of the nature of your business and in particular, the benefit it has on the local community.

Evidence required will include:

  • the business case for the proposal and why business rates relief is required
  • details of other funding streams explored including any outstanding decisions
  • a statement of finances, showing income and expenditure or annual accounts, if easier

The form must be completed by the ratepayer or a person authorised to sign on behalf of the ratepayer.

We have the right to request any reasonable evidence in support of the application, and to verify the information by contacting third parties and any reference as included in the application.

All information supplied will be dealt with in the strictest confidence.