Business Rates Relief

Closed 7 Aug 2017

Opened 10 Jul 2017


Business Rates (also known as National Non Domestic Rates), are a tax on business concerns and organisations that use a building, warehouse, shop, office or other such premise for business purposes.

The tax rate is set nationally by central government based on the rateable value of the property. The rateable value of business properties is adjusted, generally every 5 years, by the Valuation Office Agency (VOA) to reflect changes in the the property market. The most recent revaluation came into effect in England on 1 April 2017, based on a valuation date of 1 April 2015.

In his budget speech on 8 March 2017 the Chancellor announced that the Government would make available a discretionary fund of £300 million over four years from 2017-18 to support those businesses that face the steepest increase in their business rates as a result of the latest revaluation.

Funding  will be distributed to local authorities to provide discretionary relief to target individual hard cases where bills have increased significantly following revaluation. Sutton’s allocation of funding is as follows:


In addition, the Chancellor announced a £1,000 business rate discount for public houses (pubs) with a rateable value of less than £100,000  for one year from 1 April 2017. Under the scheme eligible pubs will receive a £1,000 discount on their bill for 2017/18.  

The purpose of this consultation is to ask your views about the London Borough of Sutton’s proposed local discretionary rate relief schemes as follows:

  1. Revaluation - Local Discretionary Rate Relief Scheme 2017/18 and 2018/19

  2. Public Houses (Pubs) - Rate Relief Scheme 2017/18

The closing date for the consultation is midnight Monday 7 August 2017.



  • All Areas


  • All residents


  • Business