Business rates

Extended retail discount 2021/22

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.

The closing date for back-dated applications is Friday 30 September 2022.

Apply for discretionary retail relief