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Business rates

Discretionary Relief Scheme

At the Spring Budget, the Government announced the establishment of discretionary fund over four years from 2017/18 to support businesses in their area.  The design and administration of the scheme is for local authorities to decide.

Warrington Borough Council’s scheme is detailed in our reliefs policy document [pdf]

Potentially eligible businesses will have had the relief automatically added to their account and had an amended bill issued.

If having read the eligibility criteria in the reliefs policy document and State Aid Rules you do not qualify for the relief, you must complete the Refusal of Discretionary Relief form [docx] so that the relief can be withdrawn.

If after reading the Policy document you feel that your business meets the qualifying criteria for the scheme and have not yet had a Business Rates bill showing that the relief has been awarded, you can make an application by completing the form below.  Please note that any award of discretionary relief is granted under State Aid De Minimis Regulations.  If you have previously been awarded discretionary relief under the De Minimis Regulations, you must declare it here

To apply please complete our Relief Application Form (pdf) – and email to businessrates@warrington.gov.uk