Retail Rate Relief
The Government announced at Autumn Budget 2018 that it will provide a business rates retail discount scheme for occupied retail properties with a rateable value of less than £51,000 in each of the years 2019 to 2020 and 2020 to 2021.
The value of discount will be one third of the bill, after mandatory reliefs and other discretionary reliefs have been applied. This is only available to properties with a rateable value of less than £51,000 on properties that are wholly or mainly being used as shops, restaurants, cafes and drinking establishments.
It can be awarded to more than one property for the same ratepayer but this cannot exceed the state did limits, therefore we may ask you to complete a state aid declaration form.
If you think you may be entitled to retail relief and wish to apply, contact the Revenues Department on 01908 253794 or email@example.com. We will need to establish what type of business you run and where multiple uses exist we may require an inspection of the premises to confirm that the property is wholly or mainly used for retail purposes.
|Beauty salons||Betting shops|
|Car hire||Bureaux de change|
|Car/caravan show rooms||Chiropractors|
|Coffee shops||Employment agencies|
|Double glazing||Estate agents|
|Dry cleaners||Financial advisers|
|Funeral directors||Insurance agents|
|Garden centres||Letting agents|
|Key cutting||Payday lenders|
|Laundrettes||Post office sorting offices|
|PC/TV/domestic appliance repair|
|Second hand car lots|
The list set out above is not intended to be exhaustive as it would be impossible to list the many and varied retail uses that exist, including mixed uses.
Last Updated: 7 March 2019