Business rates and grants

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Businesses that pay business rates

Business rate holiday

There will be relief from paying business rates for any businesses in the retail, hospitality or leisure sector that currently pay business rates.This will be from the 2020/21 tax year starting on 5th April 2020.

The business rates holiday is managed by your local authority, rather than HMRC, therefore unfortunately we can’t help you on this; please contact your local authority instead.

£25,000 grant

A £25,000 grant will be provided to retail, hospitality and leisure businesses operating from smaller premises, with a rateable value between £15,000 and £51,000.

This is also managed by your local authority, rather than HMRC, therefore unfortunately we can’t help you with this; please contact your local authority instead.

Businesses that don’t pay rates because of SBBR or Rural Rate relief

There is a £10,000 grant available for businesses that don’t pay business rates due to Small Business Rate Relief (SBBR) or Rural Rate Relief. If you don’t pay rates for another reason, this doesn’t apply.

Your local authority will contact you, rather than you having to apply.

The grant money will not be available until early April.

This only applies to businesses in England: business rates in Scotland, Wales and Northern Ireland are set by their devolved administrations.

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