You could qualify for retail, hospitality and leisure relief if your business is mainly being used as a:
restaurant, café, bar or pub
cinema or music venue
hospitality or leisure business - for example, a gym, a spa or a hotel
Contact your local council to find out if you’re eligible.
What you’ll get
If you’re eligible, you could get:
- 50% off your business rates bills for the 2022 to 2023 tax year (1 April 2022 to 31 March 2023)
- 75% off your business rates bills for the 2023 to 2024 tax year (1 April 2023 to 31 March 2024)
The most you can get in each tax year is £110,000 per business.
You may be able to get retail, hospitality and leisure relief on top of other types of business rates relief you’re eligible for. Contact your local council to check.
If you opt out of retail, hospitality and leisure relief for the 2022 to 2023 or 2023 to 2024 tax years you cannot change your mind.
State Aid/Subsidy Control
The rules on the amount of state aid a business is allowed to claim changed on 04 March 2021 - please see full details about subsidy control;
A downloadable subsidy declaration form is available here:
The new domestic subsidy allowance for the Covid-19 business support grants took effect on 4 March 2021. Applications made prior to that date are subject to the previous state aid rules. The new subsidy allowance scheme is covered by 3 subsidy allowances:
Small amounts of financial assistance allowance – you’re allowed up to £335,000 (subject to exchange rates) over any period of 3 years,
- Covid-19 business grant allowance – you’re allowed up to £1,900,000
- Covid-19 business grant special allowance - if you have reached your limits
Under the small amounts of financial assistance allowance and Covid-19 business grant allowance, you may be able to access a further allowance of funding under these scheme rules of up to £10,000,000 provided certain conditions are met.
Grants under these 3 allowances can be combined for a potential total allowance of up to £12,235,000 (subject to exchange rates).
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