The Government announced in the Budget on 29th October 2018 that it would provide a Business Rates Retail Discount, to apply in the years 2019/20 and 2020/21.
In response to the coronavirus pandemic, in the Budget on 11th March 2020 the Government announced that it would increase the discount to 100% and extend it to include the leisure and hospitality sectors.
Following the announcement on 23rd March 2020 of further measures to limit the spread of coronavirus, the Government confirmed that some of the exclusions for this relief have been removed, so that retail, leisure, and hospitality properties that have had to close as a result of the restriction measures will now be eligible for the relief.
This relief will apply to occupied retail, leisure and hospitality properties in the year 2020/21. There will be no rateable value limit on the relief.
The relef has now been applied to eligible accounts. However, if you have not been awarded the relief and think you should have been, please complete the online form.