Transitional relief scheme

The transitional relief scheme limits the impact of large increases or decreases in rateable value following the 2017 revaluation. This means that changes to your rates bills will be phased in gradually.

You can get transitional relief if your rates go up or down by more than a certain amount.  If you are eligible you do not need to apply as your bill will be adjusted automatically.

How much will my bill change by?

How much your bill can change by from one year to the next and this depends on both:

  • Your property’s rateable value.
  • Whether your bill is increasing or decreasing as a result of the revaluation.

The transitional relief will continue until your bill reaches the full amount set by the revaluation. Once this happens the rates you will pay will be based on the rateable value multiplied by the pence in the pound set by the government.  

Threshold levels for bill increases and decreases

If your bill is increasing
Rateable value 2017-2018 2018-2019 2019-2020 2020-2021 2021-2222
Up to £20,000 5% 7.5% 10% 15% 15%
£20,001 - £99,000 12.5% 17.5% 20% 25% 25%
Over £100,000 42% 32% 49% 16% 6%
If your bill is decreasing
Rateable value 2017-2018 2018-2019 2019-2020 2020-2021 2021-2222
Up to £20,000 20% 30% 35% 55% 55%
£20,001-£99,999 10% 15% 20% 25% 255
Over £100,000 4.1% 4.6% 5.9% 5.8% 4.8%