City of York Council have announced that businesses within the City of York Council area are able to apply for business rate relief following the 2017 revaluation. This is discretionary and the following eligibility criteria will apply:
- The rateable property has a rateable value for 2017/18 that is less than £200,000
- The increase in the rateable property’s 2017/18 bill is more than 12.5% compared to its 2016/17 bill (before reliefs)
- The ratepayer must be able to display that the increase in business rates liability will cause financial hardship.
- The ratepayer must be able to provide supporting evidence that the business can reasonably expect to continue if relief is granted.
Applications for consideration can be made using this form NNDR_Discretionary_Rate_ Relief_ Application.
Full details of the policy can be found here Discretionary Rate Relief Policy – Spring Budget 2017 Vs1