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Small Rateable Value Exemption

Unoccupied properties below a certain rateable value will not pay business rates if they are empty.

Depending on which rating list we are billing you on, the level of rateable value differs, as shown in the table below.

Small rateable value minimum values by list
Rating list Period list is in force Minimum rateable value
 2017 1 April 2017 - £2,900
 2010 1 April 2010 - 31 March 2017 £2,600
 2005 1 April 2015 - 31 March 2010 £2,200
 2000 1 April 2000 - 31 March 2005 £1,900
 1995 1 April 1995 - 31 March 2000 £1,500
 1990 1 April 1990 - 31 March 1995 £1,000

Applying for small rateable value exemption

If you think your property should be exempt please contact the Revenues Service on 01227 862316, or email businessrates@ashford.gov.uk.