Business Rates Retail, Hospitality and Leisure relief applies to eligible occupied properties from 1 April 2022. The relief will be 50% of your bill after other reliefs have been applied and will cease on 31 March 2023 or the date that eligibility ceases, whichever occurs soonest. If you occupy more than one property, you will be entitled to relief on each property, subject to an overall cap of £110,000 and, compliance with the Small Amounts of Financial Assistance Limit. Full details are in the policy – please see the link below.
The types of properties that may be eligible has reverted to the pre-COVID-19 eligibility criteria, except for premises used for Hospitality and Leisure which will remain in scope, as per the Expanded Retail Discount scheme that existed in 2020/21 and 2021/22. There is no rateable value limit that applies to the 2022/23 Scheme.
If you are already getting expanded retail discount for 2021/22, the Retail, Hospitality and Leisure relief will be awarded automatically on your annual bill, 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 type of business.
If you do not currently get expanded retail discount or believe that you should qualify under the 2022/23 scheme but it is not shown on your 2022-23 annual bill, please check the retail relief scheme policy to see if you qualify before applying.
To apply you will need to:
- Download and complete the Business rates retail, hospitality and leisure relief application form.
- Scan your completed application form using either a scanner or taking a picture of it using your mobile phone and then attach it with your completed Evidence form.
For further information view the Business rates retail, hospitality and leisure relief scheme for 2022/23