Business rates relief will be applied automatically to eligible accounts. This application form is just for the small business grant and retail, hospitality and leisure grant.

We are doing everything possible to distribute the £10k and £25k grants to businesses as soon as we receive the funding from central government.

In order to make this process as efficient as possible we are asking businesses who think they may be eligible for the funding to submit the details that government have requested, so that we can process your application and make payments as quickly as possible if you are eligible.

If you think you fall under one of the following categories and are eligible for the funding then please complete this form.

  • Small business rate relief recipient.
  • Rural rate relief recipient.
  • Expanded retail rate relief recipient (Retail, Hospitality and Leisure Sectors).

Please note that completing this form does not mean you are eligible for the grants available but it will allow us to check your details against our rating list and make a determination of your eligibility. If you are eligible we will make the payment within 10 working days of receiving this application. If you are not eligible we will email you setting out why you do not meet the criteria set out by government and sign post to other support that you may be eligible for.

Before you start

You will need to tell us:

  • the reason for your eligibility,
  • your Business Rates account reference.
    Please note that your business rates account reference number starts with a 4. Any business rate correspondence issued after February 2018 will show this reference. If the reference you have starts with a 3 you need to contact business rates ( in order to get an up to date copy of your bill with your new reference number. For security reasons we are not able to give this information out over the phone, but can issue a duplicate bill to your registered business address.
  • details about you, the ratepayer,
  • your business bank account details and documentary evidence of this. Please note that without this document we will not be able to process your payment.

Please complete a new form for each property that you receive a rates bill for.

How we use your data

We are committed to protecting your personal data and privacy and to complying with the requirements of the General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR), the Data Protection Act 2018 and other privacy laws. The information you supply on this form will be used for the purposes of providing you with Council services and may be shared with our contractors and partners, who help to deliver our services. We will only retain your personal data for as long as necessary to fulfil the purposes it was collected for, after which time it will be securely deleted. For more information on how we protect your personal data, see our Privacy Policy (opens in a new window).