Some retail business may be eligible for discretionary relief on their business rates.
Properties eligible for the relief are those that are occupied and wholly or mainly being used either:
- for the sale of goods to visiting members of the public
- for the sale of food or drink to visiting members of the public
- as cinemas
- as live music venues
- for provision of sport, leisure and facilities to visiting members of the public, including viewing
- for the assembly of visiting members of the public
- for the provision of living accommodation as a business in the non-domestic part
Services not classified as retail by the government include:
- financial services, such as banks and building societies
- medical services, such as dentists, doctors and vets
- professional services, such as accountants and solicitors
- post office sorting offices
The above are just examples. For more information, go to GOV.UK: expanded retail relief guidance.
Use the form below to apply for discretionary retail relief.
Apply for discretionary retail relief