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Transitional phasing or relief

Transitional relief limits how much your bill can change each year as a result of revaluation. This means changes to your bill are phased in gradually, if you’re eligible. Following the revaluation of business properties from April 2017 there will be a transitional scheme to limit how much a rates bill can increase or reduce due to the revaluation.

The limits will be applied after increasing the previous years bill to allow for inflation.

The percentage by which a bill can change by year depends on the rateable value of the property as shown in the table:

    Business size RV 2017/18 2018/19 2019/20
Upwards cap Small Up to £20,000 5% 7.5% 10%
Medium >£20,000 12.5% 17.5% 20%
Large >£100,000 42% 32% 49%
Downwards cap Small Up to £20,000 -20% -30% -35%
Medium >£20,000 -10% -15% -20%
Large >£100,000 -4.1% -4.6% -5.9%