Coronavirus : Guidance for businesses

Rate relief

Business Rate Relief for retail, leisure and hospitality businesses

Eligibility

All occupied leisure and hospitality businesses including shops, restaurants, cafes, drinking establishments, cinemas and live music venue, hotels, guest and boarding premise and self-catering accommodation, excluding Airbnb.

Benefit

100 per cent relief on all business rates for the 2020-21 tax year.

How to access

The council will award relief automatically without application. You can estimate the business rate charge you will no longer have to pay this year using the government's business rates calculator.


Pub Relief

Eligibility

All occupied pubs

Benefit

£5,000 for 2020-21; pro-rata if only occupied for part of the year. However, all pubs will now qualify for retail rate relief.

How to access

The council will award relief automatically without application.


Nursery School discount

Eligibility

All occupied children’s nurseries which are providers on Ofsted’s Early Years Register and wholly or mainly used for the provision of the Early Years Foundation Stage.

Benefit

100 per cent relief on their Business Rates for 2020-21 with any rateable value.

How to access

The council has now awarded all relief automatically, however should you feel you are entitled and not yet in receipt please contact us.