Harrogate Borough Council has four clear priorities for the district;

  1. A strong local economy
  2. A sustainable environment
  3. Supporting our communities
  4. Excellent public services

We understand the importance support to local businesses and organisations plays in achieving against the above priorities, ensuring our communities and businesses are able to develop and thrive within the district.

Section 47 of the Local Government Finance Act 1988 gives powers to local councils to grant discretionary business rate relief. Subsequent legislation in the Localism Act 2011 has extended these powers to allow wider granting of local discretionary relief.

Our new non-domestic discretionary rate relief policy April 2018 identifies the different areas of support available to our businesses, and application forms for the differing relief types can be found below;

Business Rates enquiries form

Page last updated 06/04/2018