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    If you are applying for relief in relation to more than one business premises, please list them in order of preference to which the relief should be applied, noting that the maximum relief that can be allowed to a business in Wales is £110,000. Relief will be granted in the order in which you list the premises.

    The required details can be found on the Non-Domestic Rates bill issued to you in relation to each property you wish to claim relief for.

    Property 1

    Property 2

    Property 3

    Property 4

    Property 5

    A maximum of 5 properties are allowed per form, please submit another form if you have more than 5 properties

    Please contact the Business Rates office on 01352 704848 selecting Option 2 to discuss you application further.

    Applicable only to businesses applying for relief from multiple local authorities in Wales. In such cases, a separate application should be made to each local authority.


    I understand that the total value of the relief claimed under the Retail, Leisure and Hospitality Rates Relief Scheme sought by the business named in this application across the whole of Wales cannot exceed £110,000 and that deliberate attempts to claim relief over £110,000 risks all relief granted under the scheme being withdrawn. I accept responsibility for notifying my local authority of any change in circumstances, following my application for relief, which could result in the relief awarded to my business being incorrect or exceeding £110,000 across Wales (e.g. a change rateable value).

    I understand that, should relief in excess of £110,000 be granted for any reason, a proportion of it will be reclaimed, in respect of one or more properties, to reduce the value of the relief awarded to £110,000 or below as appropriate. I also understand that, if relief in excess of £110,000 is granted as a result of a deliberate attempt to claim more than the maximum amount allowed, all the Retail, Leisure and Hospitality Rates Relief allowed for the business named in this application across Wales may be removed, and the full amount of rates liability will become payable.

    I acknowledge that my local authority, any other local authority in Wales and/or the Welsh Government will undertake any appropriate checks considered necessary to assess this application for rates relief, including cross checks of any information already held by the authority, any other local authority in Wales or Welsh Government. I understand the data I have provided will be shared with Welsh Government and if necessary any other local authority in Wales, for this purpose and to prevent fraud and error.

    As of 4 January 2023, the new UK subsidy control regime commenced with the coming into force of the Subsidy Control Act 2022. The RLHRR scheme is likely to be a subsidy under the new regime. Any relief provided by the local authority under this scheme will need to comply with the UK’s domestic and international subsidy control obligations.

    To the extent that a local authority is seeking to provide relief that falls below the Minimal Financial Assistance (MFA) thresholds, the Subsidy Control Act 2022 allows an economic actor (eg a holding company and its subsidiaries) to receive up to £315,000 in a 3-year period (consisting of the 2024-25 year and the two previous financial years). Retail, Leisure and Hospitality Rates Relief schemes in Wales prior to 2023-24 were not provided as a subsidy. You are therefore required, on a self-assessment basis, to declare as part of your application for RLHRR that you are not in breach of the cash cap or MFA limit.

    I declare that the information provided in this application is true and accurate to the best of my information, knowledge and belief, and I understand that making a false response to any of the questions in this application could be an act of fraud under the Fraud Act 2006.

    I declare that I am authorised to sign on behalf of the ratepayer named. The form is completed correctly, to the best of my knowledge

    Please note - You should continue to make your business rates payments whilst your application is being considered. This will enable you to reduce the amount owing if your application is unsuccessful.