Empty Property Relief (EPR) has been devolved to local government with effect from 01 April 2023.

The new policy for granting relief from 1st April 2024 can be viewed here.

Currently, relief is available at 50% for 3 months followed by 10%. Where a property is classed as industrial, rates are not normally payable for the first 6 months if it is empty. Thereafter 10% relief will be awarded.   100% exemption is available in certain circumstances.

What you’ll need

  • Business rates account number
  • Property address
  • Property reference (6 digits)

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