Discretionary rate relief scheme

Salford City Council wants to make a difference for Salford and its people and we aim to create the most social, environmental, and economic value when spending council funds to make the City a better place to live and work.

The council recognises the importance of supporting local businesses and organisations to promote the provision of local facilities, inclusive growth, employment and investment to improve prosperity across the city and in particular support our most disadvantaged communities.

The principal consideration when making an award is that any relief granted is in the best interests of the residents and taxpayers of Salford and produces a local benefit. Thus, that an award is reflective of and complementary to, at least one of the council’s ‘Great Eight’ vision priorities. In addition, a recipient should support the council’s equality and cohesion ethos.

Discretionary relief is limited to a maximum of 85%. If you wish to apply then complete the online form below. 

Apply for discretionary relief

Please read our new policy below.

Refuse discretionary rate relief

If you want to refuse the discretionary relief awarded due to the amount of state aid you receive then please complete the form below.

Refuse discretionary rate relief

Get more information on state aid

Review application for discretionary relief

If you are dissatisfied with the outcome of your application a request for a review of the decision can be made and will be heard by a panel made up of:

  • Chief Finance Officer; 
  • The Executive Lead Member for Service Reform who has the final decision whether Discretionary Rate Relief should be granted. 

If you would like a review then please complete the form below.

Review my application for discretionary relief

Find out if you qualify for a bill reduction

To find out how you can apply for other reliefs, discounts or exemptions, go to our bill reduction page.

Downloadable documents

If you are unable to view documents of these types, our downloads page provides links to viewing software.

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