The Government has announced emergency expansions to the retail discount for businesses, providing 100% Business Rates Relief for 12 months from 1 April 2020. The Council will, where at all possible, grant the relief automatically without the need for applications.
We are currently working through our data to identify all businesses eligible for the relief. Where we identify a business as eligible, the relief will be automatically applied to the account and businesses will be issued a new bill.
There is no need to contact the council to apply for this relief, but if you do have questions you can call the team on 01206 282333 or email email@example.com. During this difficult time, we ask that businesses are patient. A member of the team will get back to you as soon as they can.
If you believe that your business falls into the categories listed below, please do not pay your April instalment for business rates. The Business Rates team are working hard to amend bills as quickly as possible.
To be eligible, the premises must be occupied unless they have closed under Government advice in response to COVID-19. The premises must be wholly or mainly used for retail or early years provision as listed below.
Properties occupied by providers on Ofsted’s Early Years Register used for the provision of Early Years Foundation Stage.
Discretionary Business Grants
Small business and retail grant funding
Page last reviewed: 27 May 2020