Transitional Relief

Transitional Relief was introduced to limit rates bill increases to 12.5% (in real terms) following the most recent revaluation which took effect from 1 April 2017.

The relief has since been extended into 2019/ 20 and is only applicable to those properties which are used mainly or wholly for certain specified purposes. The details of these categorises are listed below

  • Bed and Breakfast accommodation
  • camping site
  • caravan
  • caravan site
  • chalet and holiday hut
  • guest house, hotel and hostels       
  • public house
  • restaurants
  • self-catering holiday accommodation
  • timeshare accommodation.

No Transitional Relief will apply on properties where the rateable value exceeds £1.5 million.

An application for Transitional Relief in 2019/ 20 must be made in 2019/ 20. From 1 April 2019, an application can no longer be made for relief in 2018/ 19 (or 2017/ 18).

Download Transitional Relief application form (PDF 151 KB)