Hardship relief

In exceptional circumstances we may reduce your business rates if we are satisfied that it is both a reasonable use of public funds and that you would suffer undue hardship if we didn't.

Awarding hardship relief is wholly at our discretion and we always consider the government guidance, shown below, in full.

Apply for hardship relief

Apply to us in writing here are our details

You will need to tell us:

  1. Why you want tax relief
  2. What you think will happen if we don't provide it, and how you think that would affect the local community
  3. Full financial information including business and personal accounts.

Please be prepared to discuss your circumstances in detail.