Hardship relief

We have the power to reduce or remit the amount a business ratepayer is liable to pay if we are satisfied that they would be in financial difficulties if we did not do so, and that granting the relief is in the interests of local people.

This relief is available at our discretion to ratepayers who are experiencing hardship. As the relief is funded by the council, we will only consider cases that are in the interest of the local community.

How to apply

You can apply by either emailing us at business.unit@liverpool.gov.uk or writing to the Business Rates Team, Liverpool City Council, Cunard Building, Water Street, Liverpool, L3 1AH.

Please provide full details of why you should be considered for this relief and two years audited or signed accounts to support your application.