Retail, hospitality and leisure businesses – COVID-19
25th March 2020 (Information correct at the time of publication)
No business rates payable for the 12 months from 1 April 2020. The discount will be applied automatically to the next council tax bill due in April 2020.
Cash grants will be paid by the local authority who will write to you if you are eligible. The grant is £10,000 for rateable value of £15,000 or less, and £25,000 for rateable value between £15,000 and £51,000
Properties that will benefit from the relief will be those that are wholly or mainly being used:
- as shops, restaurants, cafes, drinking establishments, cinemas and live music venues
- for assembly and leisure
- as hotels, guest & boarding premises and self-catering accommodation