Business rate reliefs

Retail discount

At autumn budget 2018, the government announced a one-third discount for eligible retail businesses with a rateable value of less than £51,000, up to state aid limits. This scheme will run for two years from April 2019. This discount will be applied to the bill after the application of any reliefs, excluding any local discounts.

Where we believe you qualify, we will award the discount automatically. The discount will be applied to qualifying accounts in June 2019 and a revised demand notice issued. After this date, if you think you may qualify but you have received no notification of a reduction, you can make an application to us, in writing.

The government has issued guidance on the operation of the scheme.

This relief will be delivered through local authority discretionary discount powers (under section 47(3) of the Local Government Finance Act 1988).

If you think you are eligible, please contact our business rates team on 01543 308900 or email or email [email protected]