Coronavirus (COVID-19)

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Supporting our local businesses

2. Business rates

All businesses in the retail, hospitality and leisure sector will be given a business rates holiday for 12 months from April 2020. They will not be asked to pay in respect of the financial year 2020/21. Nurseries (non-local authority providers of childcare) are also eligible for a business rates holiday for one year. 

Visit the Government's website for further guidance on Business rates: expanded retail discount.

Hardship Relief

Local businesses that are not eligible for the business rates holiday can apply for a reduction in business rates.