Business rates retail: hospitality and leisure relief

The Business Rates Retail, Hospitality and Leisure relief scheme applies to eligible occupied properties from 1 April 2023. The relief will be 75% of your bill after other reliefs have been applied.  The scheme will cease on 31 March 2024, although eligibility may cease from an earlier date, should your business cease to meet the qualifying conditions sooner. 

There is no rateable value limit that applies to the 2023/24 Scheme. You can view the new policy for 2023-24.

If you think you may qualify, please submit an application to us now.

If you are already getting expanded retail discount for 2022/23, the Retail, Hospitality and Leisure relief will be awarded automatically on your annual bill. This is unless, as in accordance with guidance, we believe that your business would reasonably be expected to exceed the £110,000 cap or is now an excluded business.

If you occupy more than one property, you will be entitled to relief on each property. This is subject to an overall cap of £110,000 and, compliance with the Small Amounts of Financial Assistance Limit. Full details are in the policy: business rates retail, hospitality and leisure relief scheme for 2023/24

If you do not currently receive the Retail Hospitality and Leisure relief discount or believe that you should qualify under the 2023/24 scheme but it is not shown on your 2023-24 annual bill, please check the retail relief scheme policy to see if you may qualify before applying. 

Apply for retail, hospitality and leisure relief

To apply you will need to:

For further information, please view the Business rates retail, hospitality and leisure relief scheme policy for 2023/24

2022/23 Applications

To apply for the 2022/23 scheme, download and complete the Business rates retail, hospitality and leisure relief application form 2022/23

Applications can only be accepted for the 2022/23 year up to 1st September 2023 to allow assessment by the 30th September 2023.

Refusing Retail, Hospitality and Leisure Relief

If after checking the policy you believe you are not entitled to this relief then please submit a refusal using the Evidence Form.

Please note that once the relief has been refused it cannot be reinstated.