How do you qualify:

Occupied properties that are wholly or mainly being used:

  1. as shops, restaurants, cafes, drinking establishments, cinemas and live music venues,
  2. for assembly and leisure; or
  3. as hotels, guest & boarding premises and self-catering accommodation

may qualify for this discount.

What do you get:

The value of the discount will be 100% of the net rates bill (after all other mandatory and Government funded discretionary reliefs have been applied) for the period 1 April 2021 to 30 June 2021.

The value of the discount will be 66% of the net rates bills for the period 1 July 2021 to 31 March 2022, subject to the discount being capped at £105,000 per business, or £2 million per business where the business is in occupation of a property that was required, or would have been required, to close, based on the law and guidance applicable on 5 January 2021.

Please refer to the Government Guidance for full details

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How do you apply:

We will identify those who appear to qualify for the period 1 April 2021 to 30 June 2021 and award the relief automatically.  Before the discount can be awarded for the period 1 July 2021 to 31 March 2022 we will require you to complete a declaration opting in or out of the scheme and declaring that you will or will not exceed the relevant cash cap.