About relief for new or expanding businesses

Temporary relief can be considered if you are a new or expanding business within North Somerset.

We are able to use discretionary powers, to award a local discount or temporary relief against your rates account.

We are able to consider applications from new businesses (within the first year of trading), or pre-applications if a business is considering occupying a premises.

Some of the things we would need to consider are:

  • the type of business
  • the effect on the area
  • the number of employees
  • the location of the business
  • the financial accounts and projections
  • whether the business meets the priorities in our corporate plan

You can find more information on these in the application form.