Discretionary Rate Relief (Revaluation)

We have received funding from the Government to help with the impact of the Business Rate Revaluation which took place with effect from 1 April 2017.

About the scheme

We have agreed a scheme for distributing the money, and have written to those businesses in the borough which we believe might be eligible for a share of this relief. 

However, if you think your business meets the criteria of the scheme and you did not receive a letter then you can apply and we will assess your claim.

Relief awarded

The amount of relief which you may be awarded depends on how many businesses are eligible and the level of increase which you suffered as a result of the revaluation. Larger increases will attract larger awards.

A successful application will result in a reduction to your bill rather than a cash payment. 


Successful applications received before 30 September 2017 can expect a preliminary discount to be applied to their account in November 2017.

Successful applications received after that date but before the final deadline of 31 December 2017 can expect a discount to be applied to their account in February 2018. 

Early applicants may receive a secondary discount in February 2018 depending on the level of take up of the scheme.

How to apply

Print off and complete the application form (pdf, 153 KB) and return it to:

London Borough of Richmond upon Thames
Business Rates Office
Civic Centre
44 York Street

Updated: 25 August 2017