High street businesses in Flintshire set to benefit from additional rate relief
The go-ahead has been given in Flintshire to introduce a Welsh
Government-funded scheme that will provide additional business rate relief to
Flintshire high street retailers over the next year.
The scheme will support many high street retailers, including restaurants, pubs
and cafes, especially those which have seen their rates increase as a result of
the independent Valuation Office Agency’s (VOA) revaluation, which came into
effect in April.
The Welsh Government backed scheme is set to provide up to £1,500 of rate
relief during 2017/18 to businesses occupying high street retail properties
with a rateable value of £50,000 or less, including those businesses who have
been adversely affected financially by the recent revaluation.
To maximise the amount of support which can be provided and ensure it is
targeted at areas and businesses most in need, there will be two tiers of
The first tier of relief will apply to high street retailers with a rateable
value of between £6,001 and £12,000 who are already receiving either small
business rates relief (SBRR) or transitional rates relief. They will receive a
reduction in their rates bill of £500 or, if their bill is less than £500, it
will be reduced to nil.
The second tier of relief will apply to eligible high street retailers with a
rateable value of between £12,001 and £50,000 which are experiencing a rates
increase from April. These ratepayers will receive a reduction in their rates
bill of £1,500.
Further details regarding the scheme, full qualifying criteria and an
application form is available by accessing information at