About the Business Rate Relief Scheme consultation
This consultation closed at 5pm on Monday, 2 October 2017
Following the government’s most recent business property revaluation, which came into effect in April 2017, the Chancellor announced at the Budget on 8 March 2017, that it would make a fund available to help businesses that face the steepest increases in their business rates bills. The discretionary fund will be available from 2017-18 for four years.
The government believes that local authorities are best placed to judge the particular circumstances of local ratepayers and direct the funding where it is most needed to support local economies. The government has allocated the available funding to each billing authority area based on assumptions about how authorities will target their relief scheme.