Budget 2017 Reliefs

Following the increased support announced in the Chancellor’s Spring Budget in March 2017, we have now implemented the changes to the business rates relief scheme.

The changes are as follows:

  • Supporting Small Business Relief - Limiting increases in bills for small businesses losing Small Business or Rural Rate relief
  • Public House Relief - Offering pubs with a rateable value up to £100,000 a £1,000 business rates discount for one year
  • West Yorkshire Business Rates Relief Scheme - Together with all the other councils in West Yorkshire, this scheme makes use of grant funding from central Government to provide all eligible businesses with 50% of the increase in business rates due to revaluation (after all other reliefs and discounts have been applied) for 2017-2018 only

These changes will offer additional support to around 1,800 businesses in the district and those businesses benefiting from the changes will receive a revised 2017/18 bill with an explanation of the changes.

Contact us

Business Rates

Revenues and Benefits Service
Wakefield Council
Wakefield One
PO Box 700

01977 727 121