Reductions and reliefs

Retail discount on business rates

In the Budget 2018, the government announced a one-third discount for eligible retail businesses with a rateable value of less than £51,000, up to state aid limits. This scheme will run for two years from April 2019. This discount will be applied to the bill after the application of any reliefs, excluding any local discounts.

The government has issued guidance on the operation of the retail discount scheme (link opens in new window).

This relief will be delivered through local authority discretionary discount powers (under section 47(3) of the Local Government Finance Act 1988.

You do not need to complete an application form to apply for this discount. The discount will be awarded to your bill automatically. If it has not been awarded and you believe that you qualify, then please contact us:

Telephone: 0300 300 8011

View retail discount guidance on GOV.UK (link opens in new window)