Business Rates discounts and exemptions

Hardship Relief

We can offer hardship relief 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.

How we decide on hardship relief is set out in our policy

Discretionary Rate Relief Policy

You can apply for hardship relief using this application form

Hardship Relief Application Form