Business Rates Policy

There are a number of types of reliefs that can be claimed by Non Domestic (Business Rates) payers and they fall into two main categories. Mandatory Relief where the criteria are set nationally and there is no cost to the authority; and Discretionary Relief that can also only be awarded where certain criteria are met but the Council has the discretion to determine additional criteria and limits to the relief. In these cases only a percentage (typically 75%) of the relief granted is met by the government. The balance of the relief granted (typically 25%) must be met by the Council, i.e. the Council Tax Payers.

The document that sets out the criteria for awarding all relief and the policy of Inverclyde Council with regards to discretionary reliefs can be accessed via the link on this page.