Extended Relief Schemes 2022 - 23
Transitional Relief & Supporting Small Business Relief Extension Schemes 2022-23
Due to the revaluation being postponed and the new rating list not coming into force until 1 April 2023, the Government announced that it would extend the current Transitional Relief and Supporting Small Business Relief Schemes temporarily for one year.
If your business was receiving Transitional Relief and / or Supporting Small Business Relief at 31 March 2022 and meets the criteria for this scheme you will have been issued with a new bill showing the amount of the award deducted from your bill.
Although these are Government funded schemes with Government-set eligibility criteria, it is awarded using the Council's discretionary power. As such, the award must keep the business within subsidy control limits.
Subsidy Control Limits (Formerly Known as State Aid)
The business must also keep within their obligations under the subsidy control (formerly known as state aid). This is where the business receives additional aid from Government bodies such as discretionary help or grants.
Please note, if you are unsure of you legal obligations regarding subsidy control, the Council is not able to provide you with any advice. You will need to keep evidence of the award under subsidy control.
For more information, please read the Government Guidance note.
Accepting the relief means that you confirm that you do not breach your subsidy control levels, and will notify the Council of any relevant subsidy control awards totalling above £343,000 in accordance with the subsidy control rules. You can notify us of these awards using the button below:
How will I receive the relief?
You should have received a recalculated business rates bill with a covering letter informing you that you are eligible for the relief. Your remaining instalments have been reduced by the amount awarded.