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Providers can claim reimbursement of their business rates if they meet the qualifying conditions.

Apply for business rates reimbursement on your Compass account.

Log into Compass to make an application.

If you’re unable to apply on Compass, complete an application form and return this to nhsbsa.dentalservices@nhsbsa.nhs.uk

Read the full Statement of Financial Entitlements.

Who can apply

A provider can claim reimbursement of their business rates if:

  • they (or in cases of partnership, one of the partners) pays the business rates, and
  • their NHS dental services contract value is more than £25,000, and

The application and any supporting evidence must be received within 3 months of the first payment falling due.

If the business rates are paid in instalments, we must receive your application within 3 months of the last instalment being paid.

Sending evidence

Your application must include:

  • evidence showing the NHS proportion claimed in the previous year (for example, if claiming business rates for 2020/21, please submit the evidence for the claim made in 2019/20. This can be in the form of a set of accounts for 2018/19 financial year or a letter from your accountant)
  • a copy of your business rates demand notice

If you pay your business rates in full or in two payments, you must also include the relevant receipts.

Payments

The amount a provider can claim is subject to an abatement based on their proportion of non-NHS income:

Proportion of NHS income in relation to the practice’s gross income

Abatement amount

90% or more

No abatement

80% or more but less than 90%

10%

70% or more but less than 80%

20%

60% or more but less than 70%

30%

50% or more but less than 60%

40%

40% or more but less than 50%

50%

30% or more but less than 40%

60%

20% or more but less than 30%

70%

10% or more but less than 20%

80%

Less than 10%

90%

If the provider is entitled to claim small business rates relief this should be claimed before applying for reimbursement of business rates.