Business rates relief

Retail discount

The government has introduced a new discount for eligible retail businesses with a rateable value of less than £51,000. The discount will be one-third of the business rates bill and will be available for two years: 2019 to 2020 and 2020 to 2021.

To be eligible for discount, the property must:

  • have a rateable value of less than £51,000, and
  • be wholly or mainly used as a shop, restaurant, cafe or drinking establishment.

If you have more than one business property you can get a retail discount for each one that is eligible, up to State Aid limits.

We will automatically apply a retail discount to those properties we have identified as being eligible. If you think you should receive a retail discount but cannot see this on your bill, please contact the business rates team.

The discount will be applied after other reliefs and discounts have been taken off your bill.