Business Rates Information - Other Business Rates Discount Schemes for 2020/21

Retail Relief Discount

Introduced in 2019, this relief provided a discount of one third of the Business Rates bill. Available to occupied retail properties with rateable values of less than £51,000.

In response to the covid-19 emergency the Government have announced that qualifying retail businesses will pay no Business rates for the year 2020/21.

Pub discount

A £1000 discount will be available for 2020/21 for pubs with a rateable value of less than £100,000.

On the 11th March the Government increased this discount from £1,000 to £5,000.

Local newspaper office discount

The Government has extended this discount to apply for an additional 5 years, until 31st March 2025.

The discount amount is £1500 and is available for office space occupied by local newspapers.

There is no need to apply for any of the above discounts; they will be credited to your bill if you are eligible. You must inform us if the award of any relief means that you will receive more than £200,000 in state aid in a 3-year period (consisting of the last 2-years and 2020/21).



Last Updated on Monday, July 13, 2020