Help available for business rates
There are a number of reliefs available to business ratepayers.
This guide outlines the various business rates reliefs and allowances available and how to apply for them if you are eligible. These rate support schemes include:
- COVID-19: Rates support for businesses
- Rates holiday
- Back in Business rate support
- Small Business Rate Relief
- Small Business Rate Relief for small Post Offices
- Charitable Exemption for rates
- Sports and Recreation Rate Relief
- Residential Homes Rate Relief
- Industrial Derating
- Non-Domestic Vacant Rating
- Hardship Rate Relief
- Rural ATMs
You should continue to pay your rates while Land & Property Services (LPS) consider your application. This will help you to avoid paying a large amount in one go if your application is unsuccessful. If your application is successful LPS will refund any rates you have over paid.
If you have a query regarding your business rates you should contact Land & Property Services.
Please note: LPS Customer Information Centres will be closed until further notice. All Ordnance Survey services are available online or you can email queries to Mapping.Helpdesk@finance-ni.gov.uk. Helplines for rating and valuation, housing benefit, rates relief and land registration are open.
Further information on service updates, helpline numbers and reaching LPS by email are available on the LPS website.