Coronavirus information

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Coronavirus: business rates

All businesses in the retail, hospitality and leisure sector will be given a business rates holiday for 12 months from April 2020. They will not be asked to pay in respect of the financial year 2020 to 2021. Nurseries (non-local authority providers of childcare) are also eligible for a business rates holiday for one year.

Read further guidance on business rates: expanded retail discount

Problems paying

Business owners who have difficulties paying, should contact the business rates team to arrange a revised payment plan. Email:

Read the Government's package of measures to support businesses