Eligible businesses in the retail, hospitality and leisure sectors will not have to pay Business Rates for the 2020-21 tax year. This is called a 'Business Rates holiday'.
If you have received your Business Rates bill for 2020-21, and are a retail, hospitality or leisure business entitled to 100% Retail Relief following the government announcement on 17 March, please do not pay the April instalment: we have sent you an amended bill.
If you have not received a revised bill by 8 April 2020 and think you are entitled to this relief please contact the Business Rates team on 020 8545 3751.
Retail Discount Policy 2019-20 and 2020-21.
If you think you may qualify for this discount please check our
Eligible retail businesses with a rateable value of less than £51,000 were entitled to a one third reduction in their rates bills for 2019/20. In response to COVID-19 (coronavirus) the Government increased the level of retail discount to 100% from April 2020, as a temporary measure, for eligible businesses.
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Business Rates Holiday for Retail, Hospitality and Leisure (Business Support website)