Business rate reliefs

Business rates retail discount scheme

Thanks to a new government scheme local retailers could receive a third off their business rates this financial year (2019-20) and next year (2020-21). We sent a reduced bill to almost 300 eligible businesses in June 2019. 

If you haven't received a letter but are a local shop, restaurant, cafe or bar operating out of a property that has a rateable value of less than £51,000 a year, you may be eligible for the discount too. Read the criteria. The government has also issued guidance on the operation of the scheme.

To claim a business rates discount, you can fill in an application form.

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Please return your completed form to

Revenues, District Council House, Frog Lane, Lichfield, Staffordshire, WS13 6YX

Or email it to [email protected]

For further information, contact the revenues team on 01543 308900.