If your Business Rates bill is changing, we will automatically apply the appropriate relief to your account, to help you manage the changes.

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.

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

You do not need to apply for this relief. If you’re eligible, we will adjust your bill automatically.

How much your bill can change by

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

  • your property’s rateable value, and
  • 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.

Transitional certificates

A transitional certificate value may be used in the business rates calculation for your property instead of the usual rateable value.

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

You can get supporting small business relief from 1 April 2023 if:

  • your business property’s bill is going up after the next revaluation on 1 April 2023, and
  • you’ll lose some or all of your small business rate relief or rural rate relief

If you’re eligible, your bills will go up by no more than £600 for the 2023 to 2024 tax year and will adjust your bill accordingly.

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