Fresh Start Relief

From 1 April 2023

With effect from 1 April 2023, the rateable value up to which properties qualify for Fresh Start Relief will increase from £95,000 to £100,000.

100% relief will apply for 12 months where the property:

  • has been unoccupied for a continuous period of at least six months immediately prior to the applicant’s occupation
  • has a Rateable Value of under £100k

Properties in receipt of Fresh Start Relief on 31 March 2023 will continue to receive relief for the remaining duration of the relief, regardless of whether the new rateable value is above the qualifying threshold.

Apply for a reduction

You can apply online. If you need any assistance, contact our Customer Advice and Support Service

For the period that Fresh Start Relief is awarded, no other relief can apply. Relief may not be backdated, for example an application must be made in-year and relief provided from 1 April of that financial year. Payday lenders are not eligible for Fresh Start Relief.

How do I notify you of potential business rates fraud?

You can report this online. If you need any assistance, contact our Customer Advice and Support Service.

Apply for Fresh Start Relief