Non-Domestic Rates, or Business Rates as they are known to many Ratepayers, is a national tax collected by local authorities. The proceeds are used to assist Councils with the cost of local services.
There are a number of different reductions available, click on the buttons to find out more information.
- Charities and Non-Profit Making Organisations Details of who is entitled to a rate reduction on non-domestic properties occupied for charitable purposes.
- Discretionary Rate Relief We have discretion to give relief on all or part of any rate bill for property occupied by certain non-profit making bodies.
- Empty Non-Domestic Properties If a property is empty and unused then business rates are not payable for the first three months.
- Hardship Relief Winchester City Council can consider reducing rates where a ratepayer is suffering hardship.
- Hardship Relief Policy Guidance has been provided by the government to assist in the consideration of hardship applications.
- Mandatory Rate Relief Mandatory Relief for Charitable Organisations and Registered Community Amateur Sports Clubs (80% of charge).
- Rural Rate Relief Relief available to ratepayers who are situated in 'rural settlements'.
- Small Business Rate Relief This relief may help small businesses to reduce the amount of business rates to pay.
- Transitional Arrangements Every five years all non-domestic properties are subject to a revaluation. The Government introduced a transitional scheme to phase in the effects of any rate changes.