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Transitional Relief

Following the revaluation effective from 1 April 2017, for those ratepayers that would otherwise see significant increases or reductions in their rates liability, the Government has put in place a transitional relief scheme to limit and phase in changes in rate bills.

Under the transitional scheme, limits continue to apply to yearly increases and decreases until the full amount is due (rateable value times the appropriate multiplier).  The scheme applies only to the bill based on a property at the time of the revaluation. 

If there are any changes to the property after 1st April 2017, transitional arrangements will not normally apply to the part of a bill that relates to any increase in rateable value due to those changes.  Changes to your bill as a result of other reasons (such as changes to the amount of small business rate relief) are not covered by the transitional arrangements.

The transitional arrangements are calculated and applied automatically and are shown on the front of your bill.  If your bill includes transitional relief and you would like further information about the scheme or an explanation as to how this has been calculated, please contact us.

Further information about transitional arrangements is also available at





Updated: 7 Mar 2017
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