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Fresh Start Relief

Details of what conditions need to be met to be awarded fresh start relief and how to apply.

The scheme provides relief of 50% for 12 months for certain properties that become occupied, have a rateable value of up to £65,000 and have been unoccupied for a continuous period of at least 12 months.

Properties covered by the scheme are:

  • offices,
  • shops,
  • hotels,
  • public houses, and
  • restaurants.

How to apply

To apply for this reduction fill in our pdf icon Fresh Start application [25kb] and return it to the address in the contact us box.