Business Rates Relief



New updates

  • Employment agencies, Estate Agents and Letting Agents, Betting Shops, Wellness Centres, Spas, Massage Parlours, Casinos, Gambling Clubs and Bingo Halls have now been included in the retail discount scheme.

Extended Retail Rate Relief

If you are currently receiving the retail discount for your Business Rates bill, you will receive a revised bill with 100% relief shortly.

If your business occupies a property in the retail sector with a rateable value of £51,000 or more, or if your business occupies a property in the leisure or hospitality sectors you may also be eligible for the 100% discount on your business rates bill.

On 18 March 2020 the Government announced a 100% business rates Nursery Discount for 2020/2021.  Properties that will benefit from the relief will be those occupied by providers on Ofsted’s Early Years Register and wholly or mainly used for the provision of the Early Years Foundation Stage.  The property must be subject to business rates and there will be no rateable value limit on the relief.


If you have any queries, please contact our Business Rates team via email.

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