Coronavirus (COVID-19)

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Support for people who pay business rates (COVID-19)

Businesses in the retail, hospitality and leisure sectors

Businesses in the retail, hospitality and leisure sectors will pay no business rates for the financial year 2020 to 2021, no matter what their rateable value is.

Following guidance published by the government, we have sent new bills to all businesses we identified that qualify for the grant.

If you have not received a new bill and you think you should receive a retail discount, please contact the business rates team.

Find out more about the retail discount

Childcare providers

To support nurseries during this time, the Chancellor has decided that providers of childcare will pay no business rates for 2020 to 2021.

We have identified businesses that qualify for the nursery discount and have sent new business rates bills.

If you have not received a new bill and think you should receive a nursery discount, please contact the business rates team.

Other help for businesses

You can find more information about other help for businesses on the GOV.UK website