Transitional relief

Transitional Relief was introduced to limit rates bill increases to 12.5% (in real terms) after the most recent revaluation, which took effect from 1 April 2017.

The relief has since been extended into 2019/20. It only applies to properties which are used mainly or wholly for specified purposes. These categories are:

  • bed and breakfast accommodation
  • camping site
  • caravan
  • caravan site
  • chalet and holiday hut
  • guest house, hotel and hostels
  • public house
  • restaurants
  • renewable energy generation
  • self-catering holiday accommodation
  • timeshare accommodation.

No Transitional Relief will apply on properties where the rateable value exceeds £1.5 million.

An application for Transitional Relief in 2019/20 must be made in 2019/20. From 1 April 2019, an application can no longer be made for relief in 2018/19 (or 2017/18).

To apply