Retail, hospitality and leisure properties discount

Expanded retail discount

As a result of the Coronavirus pandemic the Government introduced a 100% Business Rates discount, for 2020/2021, for hereditaments that met the criteria for the expanded retail discount.

At Budget 2021, the Government announced an extension of the 100% discount for 3-months until 30 June 2021 for eligible businesses. A further 66% discount will apply for the period 1 July 2021 to 31 March 2022 for eligible businesses subject to a cap of £2 million for businesses that were required to close on 5 January 2021 and £105,000 for other eligible businesses.

This discount will be applied to the bill after the application of any reliefs, excluding any local discounts. Ratepayers do not need to take any action as the relief will be automatically granted where possible.

If you have not been awarded this relief and believe that you are eligible please email detailing why you believe that you meet the criteria.

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Last updated: Wednesday, 12 April, 2023.