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Transitional Arrangements

All rateable values are reassessed at a general revaluation. Revaluations maintain the fairness in the rating system by reflecting changes in the property market since the previous revaluation. Revaluation does not raise extra revenue for the council or Government as the multiplier is adjusted to offset the overall change in rateable value.

When a revaluation takes place there can be significant changes in rateable values due to the increases or decreases in rents in the intervening period. In order to phase in the major changes the Government has put in place a transitional arrangement scheme which limits the percentage increase and decrease in Business Rate charges (before adjustment for inflation).

These transitional calculations are carried out automatically and if applicable will show on your bill.

2017/2020 RELIEF SCHEME (effective from 1 April 2017)

Small properties have rateable values up to £20,000 (£28,000 in London)
Medium Properties have rateable values between £20,001 and £100,000
Large properties have rateable values over £100,000

Rate liability maximum % increase (before inflation)

Year Small Property Medium
Property
Large Property 
2017/18 5.0 12.5 42.0
2018/19 7.5 17.5 32.0
2019/20 10.0 20.0 49.0
2020/21 15.0 25.0 16.0
2021/22 15.0 25.0 6.0

Rate liability maximum % decrease (before inflation)

Year Small Property Medium
Property
Large Property 
2017/18 20.0 10.0 4.1
2018/19 30.0 15.0 4.6
2019/20 35.0 20.0 5.9
2020/21 55.0 25.0 5.8
2021/22 55.0 25.0 4.8

Inflation Factor used in calculations

2017/18 1.020
2018/19  
2019/20  
2020/21  
2021/22  

2010/2016 RELIEF SCHEME 

Small properties have rateable values under £18,000 (£25,000 in London)

Rate liability maximum % increase (before inflation)

Year Small Property Large Property
2010/11 5.0 12.5
2011/12 7.5 17.5
2012/13 10.0 20.0
2013/14 15.0 25.0
2014/15 15.0 25.0

Rate liability maximum % increase (before inflation)

Year Small Property RV <£18000 Medium Property RV £18000 - £50000
2015/16 15.0 25.0
2016/17 15.0 25.0

Rate liability maximum % decrease (before inflation)

Year Small Property Large Property
2010/11 20.0 4.6
2011/12 30.0 6.7
2012/13 35.0 7.0
2013/14 55.0 13.0
2014/15 55.0 13.0

Inflation Factor used in calculations

2010/11 0.986
2011/12 1.047
2012/13 1.04
2013/14 1.027
2014/15 1.019