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Rate relief and refunds

Local Discretionary Rate Relief

You may be eligible for Local Discretionary Rate Relief if you have had a rise in your business rates bill due to the revaluation which took effect on 1st April 2017. This relief was approved by City of Lincoln Council’s Executive on 25th September 2017 to assist impacted businesses.

We have already contacted businesses we know to be affected and have sent application forms, these should be completed and returned to Business Rates, PO Box 1257, Lincoln LN5 5PQ by return of post as soon as possible.

Applications for the Local Discretionary Relief for 2017/2018 must be received by us no later than 30th September 2018.

 

The amount of relief you may be entitled to is shown below for the period of 1st April 2017 to 31st March 2018

Up to £25 bill increase = full relief

£25 to £500.99 bill increase = 50% relief

£501 to £1,000.99 bill increase = £500 relief

£1,001 to £2,000.99 bill increase = £850 relief

£2,001 to £3,000.99 bill increase = £1,250 relief

£3,001 to £4,000.99 bill increase = £1,700 relief 

£4,001+ bill increase = £1,800 relief 

 

The amount of relief you may be entitled to is shown below for the period of 1st April 2018 to 31st March 2019

Up to £25 bill increase = full relief

£25 to £500.99 bill increase = 50% relief

£501 to £1,000.99 bill increase = £300 relief

£1,001 to £2,000.99 bill increase = £650 relief

£2,001 to £3,000.99 bill increase = £1,050 relief

£3,001 to £4,000.99 bill increase = £1,500 relief 

£4,001+ bill increase = £1,600 relief 

 

The amount of relief you may be entitled to is shown below for the period of 1st April 2019 to 31st March 2020

Up to £25 bill increase  - 100% relief 

£25 to £50.99 bill increase – 33% relief approximately 

£501 to £ 1000.99 bill increase - £275 relief 

£1001 to £2000.99 bill increase - £495 relief

£2001 to £3000.99 bill increase - £650 relief 

£3001 to £4000.99 bill increase - £900 relief 

£4001+ bill increase £1100 relief  

What if I don't agree with the amount of relief granted?

You may contact us to discuss the reasons why and we will consider your comments.

If you are still unhappy with the decision, appeals should be by way of an application for Judicial Review. 

I live in the North Kesteven District Council / West Lindsey District Council Area and you deal with my rates. When will my form be sent out?

We are unable to issue the application forms until the schemes for these Authorities are considered. North Kesteven District Councils application forms were issued on 22nd September 2017 and for West Lindsey District Council this will be 9th November 2017, after their scheme has had the required approval. Forms will be issued as soon as we know which of the proposed schemes is approved.