Newbuild relief

For the period 1 October 2013 until 30 September 2016, all newly built commercial property will be exempt from unoccupied rates for the first 18 months. For more details see the DCLG’s guidance notes

This relief is subject to European State Aid limits, and as such the Council must be satisfied that awarding relief will not result in the business concerned exceeding the “de minimis” threshold of €200,000 over a 3 year period.

For more information see the DCLG guidance notes.