Coronavirus Impact: Business Rates

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In response to COVID-19, the Government announced that it would provide additional business rate support. The Chancellor announced, as a temporary measure for 2020/21 that:

  • Businesses in the retail, hospitality, and leisure sectors will pay no business rates in 2020-21.  In the Budget, the only businesses in these sectors exempt from business rates were those with rateable values of less than £51,000.  The “business rates holiday” will now be extended to all businesses in these sectors regardless of rateable value.

The Council will automatically issue new bills to all those ratepayers who qualify for the Business Rates holiday. If you do not receive a new bill and believe you should be entitled to this relief please email the business.rates team 

The Council is committed to supporting ratepayers through this difficult time.