We can offer hardship relief from business rates to businesses that are having temporary financial difficulties, where:

  • the business owner would suffer financial hardship
  • it is in the best interests of the community 

This relief is offered on a temporary basis, and we need to see supporting information to help make our decision.

Apply for Hardship relief

You can apply for hardship relief using this application form

Download the Business rates hardship relief application form

How we decide

Our policy sets out how we decide on awarding hardship relief.

Download the Discretionary Rate Relief Policy

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