Reductions and reliefs

Non-Domestic Rates - Retail rate relief 2021/22

At the Budget on 3 March 2021, the Chancellor announced that the Government would provide additional business rates support for eligible retail, hospitality, leisure, and nursery businesses in England occupying a qualifying property.

Non-Domestic Rates - Retail rate relief 2020/21

Due to the Covid-19 pandemic the Government introduced an Expanded Retail Discount which expands on the Retail Relief scheme for 2019/20. The Expanded Retail Discount will be available for the year 2020/21

Small Business Rate Relief

Ratepayers who are not entitled to another mandatory relief or are liable for unoccupied property rates and occupy a property with a rateable value.

Hardship Relief

The local authority has discretion to give relief in special circumstances please see the attached policy and application form for more details.

Relief for Local Newspapers

The Government is providing funding to local authorities so that they can provide a discount worth up to £1,500 a year for 2 years from 1st April 2017, to office space occupied by local newspapers.

COVID-19 Additional Relief Fund

This fund is available to support those businesses affected by the pandemic but that are ineligible for existing support linked to business rates.