Relief and exemptions

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11. Retail Relief

From 1 April 2020 until 31 March 2021, 100% rate relief is available to occupied retail properties with a rateable value of less than £51,000.

To qualify, the retail property should be wholly or mainly used as a shop, restaurant, cafe or drinking establishment.

The 100% relief introduced from 1 April also extends to hospitality and leisure properties - if your business falls into this category we are not yet able to apply the relief until we receive further guidance. As soon as we are able to we will apply the relief to eligible businesses and send out revised bills. 

State aid rules apply to these discounts in the normal way.