Coronavirus: business rates updates
Following the Government’s roadmap to ease lockdown restrictions and the announcements made at the Budget on 3 March 2021, new schemes are now in operation to provide financial support to businesses. To find out whether you are eligible for a grant and for details on how to claim, visit the Business financial support pages.
Expanded retail discount and nursery discount
All qualifying businesses have been identified and bills showing the 100% relief have been sent.
The expanded retail discount scheme or nursery discount scheme only apply from 1 April 2021 to 30 June 2021.
Further discount schemes for both expanded retail discount and nursery discount, will be available from 1 July 2021 to 31 March 2022 when a 66% discount will apply to eligible ratepayers.
We will issue a separate bill for the further expanded retail discount or nursery discount scheme at a later date.
You can choose to refuse either the expanded retail discount or the nursery discount for the property to which the bill refers to. If you would like to do this, email firstname.lastname@example.org and enter 'Refusal of Discount 21/22' in the email subject title. We will then issue a revised bill that does not include the appropriate discount.