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.

If you think you may qualify for this discount please check our Retail Discount Policy 2019-20 and 2020-21.

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.

Find out more

Business Rates Holiday for Retail, Hospitality and Leisure (Business Support website)