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:
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 firstname.lastname@example.org. The Team will be happy to advise on this and any other business rates reliefs free of charge.