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Help for small businesses

In 2017, all businesses were re-valued for their business rates. Sedgemoor District Council collects business rates for the Government and is introducing a discretionary scheme that will help small to medium-sized businesses who experienced an increase due to the national revaluation with their rates. 09/11/17

Business rates are charged on most non-domestic properties, like:

  • shops
  • offices
  • pubs
  • warehouses
  • factories
  • holiday rental homes or guest houses

Small to medium sized businesses (SME's) have less than 250 employees and are generally businesses, companies or enterprises including self-employed; family firms; partnerships, associations and companies. They will have either an annual turnover not exceeding £40m or an annual balance sheet not exceeding £34m.

National companies/organisations; large businesses; betting shops; doctors surgeries; banks and charities are not included.

To Apply - Businesses who can apply are ones whose rates increased by 10% or more. Businesses who think they may qualify should contact Sedgemoor District Council on 0300 303 7801 or The Team will be happy to advise on this and any other business rates reliefs free of charge.