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Business rate reliefs and exemptions

Changes to relief schemes in 2020/21

An announcement has been made that there will be further changes to Business Rate Reliefs for 2020/21. We are currently awaiting confirmation of the details of these changes and where necessary software changes to allow us to deliver these changes.

These include:

  1. Increasing the Pub Relief scheme to up to £5,000 for 2020/21
  2. Retail Rate Relief discount will be increased from 50% to 100% relief
  3. Retail Rate Relief discount will now be extended to additional sectors including:
    • Properties being used for the provision of sport and leisure facilities used by and for viewing by members of the public
    • Properties used for the assembly of members of public
    • Properties being used for provision of living accommodation as a business

Until you are sent a new bill you must continue to make payments as requested on your most recent bill.