Hardship relief can be granted when you can show:
- the business would suffer hardship, or cease to trade, if relief was not granted
- it is in the interests of council tax payers for relief to be granted
We do not have the power to write off business rates for financial hardship. Relief is only granted for a period in the current financial year and is subject to review. As a discretionary power, there is no formal appeal process against our decision.