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Are you aware of the Small Business Rate Relief Scheme? If your business has a rateable value of less than £18,000 in England (£25,500 in London) or £9,000 in Wales, you are eligible to apply for the Small Business Rate Relief Scheme. In Scotland it is called the Small Business Bonus Scheme. The Forum of Private Business originally lobbied government for small business relief as we believe that business rates account for a larger proportion of the turnover of a small business than they do for larger businesses. Therefore, any increases have a disproportionate effect on small business. Only businesses