Business Rates

Can businesses get a rates holiday and a grant?

Businesses in the retail, hospitality and leisure sector can benefit from both. Hereditaments can apply for the funding available and also pay no rates for 2020-21.

How does the relief relate to empty property relief?

If empty property relief is already being claimed then the 100 per cent discount for retail, leisure or hospitality will not increase the value of the relief in tax year 2020/21.

If the local authority had been notified that the property was empty and unused between 1 January and 31 March 2020 then relief from the 2019/20 rates bill would be available for this period.