Fresh Start Relief

The Rateable Value which properties qualify for Fresh Start Relief is up 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

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

Customer Advice and Support Service

Address: Council Headquarters
Newtown St. Boswells

Telephone: 0300 100 1800