Business Rates Information - Other Business Rates Discount Schemes

Retail 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.

In response to the continued covid-19 emergency the Government have announced that additional business rates support would be provided for eligible retail, hospitality, leisure and nursery business in England occupying a qualifying property and announced that for the year 2021/22:

  • The Expanded Retail Discount (2020/21) will be extended for three months for eligible properties, at 100% relief, uncapped, for the period 1 April 2021 to 30 June 2021.
  • From 1 July 2021 to 31 March 2022, the Expanded Retail Discount would apply at 66% relief for eligible properties in the scheme, with a cash cap of £2m for businesses that were required to close as at 5 January 2021, and up to £105,000 for business permitted to open at that date.
  • The Nursery Discount 2021 would also be extended for three months, at 100%, uncapped, for the period 1 April 2021 to 30 June 2021.
  • From 1 July 2021 to 31 March 2022 the Nursery Discount would apply at 66% relief for eligible properties, with a cash cap of £105,000.
  • For the Expanded Retail Discount 2021/22 and Nursery Discount 2021/22, businesses may choose to opt out of support by providing billing authorities notification of their request to refuse support, per eligible hereditament.

View the eligibility criteria for the retail discount.

Pub discount

For 2021/22 there have been no reliefs or discounts announced in respect of pubs at this time.

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 Friday, May 21, 2021