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Application for Small Business Rate Relief

Please note the ratepayer must complete the application.  Where, for example, the ratepayer is a company or partnership, it should be completed by a director of that company or one of the partners, and the person completing it should also state his or her capacity (official position).

The closing date for applications in respect of the period 1st April 2010 until 31st March 2017 must be received no later than 30th September 2017. After this date, the relief will only be backdated to 1st April 2017.


Before completing this form, please read all the information, and ensure that the following declaration statements have been read and agreed.

  • I/We declare the information given on this form is correct and complete.
  • I/We authorise Southend-on-Sea Borough Council to make any necessary enquiries to verify the information on this form, within the terms of the Data Protection Act 1998.
  • I/We confirm the hereditaments listed in section A are the only hereditaments in England occupied by me/us.
  • I/We will confirm that the changes listed in section B are the only changes relating to the hereditaments in England occupied by me/us.
  • I realise it is a criminal offence for a ratepayer to give false information when making an application for Small Business Rate Relief and may result in criminal prosecution.

This authority is under a duty to protect the public funds it administers, and to this end may use the information you have provided on this form for the prevention and detection of fraud.  It may also share this information with other bodies responsible for auditing or administering public funds for these purposes.

By clicking next you are confirming that you agree to the above and wish to continue.
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