Business rates retail: hospitality and leisure relief

Business Rates Retail, Hospitality and Leisure relief applies to eligible occupied properties from 1 April 2023. The relief will be 75% of your bill after other reliefs have been applied. This scheme has now been extended to 2024/25 and will cease on 31 March 2025, 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 or 2024/25 Scheme.

You can view the policy for 2024-25.

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

If you are already getting retail, hospitality and leisure relief for 2023/24, it will be awarded automatically on your annual bill for 2024/25, 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 2024/25

Apply for retail, hospitality and leisure relief

To apply you will need to:

Generally applications will only be accepted for the 2024/25 year up to 1st September 2025 to allow assessment by 30th September 2025. For full details on the effective date of this relief, please see the policy

2023/24 Applications

To apply for the 2023/24 scheme, download and complete the Business rates retail, hospitality and leisure relief application form 2023/24.

Applications can only be accepted for the 2023/24 year up to 1st September 2024 to allow assessment by the 30th September 2024.

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.