We will hold a ballot of businesses on BID renewal proposals in November 2022.

If you are eligible for a Business Rates relief scheme, we can reduce your Business Rates.

You can look at GOV.UK for more detailed information about Business Rates relief schemes.

You can also view our policy about discretionary rate relief.

In the Chelmsford area, you can apply for:

  • small business rate relief
  • rural rate relief
  • charitable rate relief
  • empty buildings relief
  • charity and community amateur sport club relief
  • local newspapers relief
  • retail discount

You can apply for small business rate relief or local discretionary relief online. 

Small business relief

Apply for small business relief

To apply for small business rate relief, you will need:

  • the name of the business
  • your name and contact details
  • your Business Rates account number
  • the address of the business property
  • the current rateable value of the business property
  • information about any other business properties that you occupy in England

Other schemes

You can contact us to apply for any other scheme.

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Last updated: 26 September 2022