Expanded retail discount provides a business rate discount for properties that are occupied and wholly and mainly being used:
This is not an exhaustive list and other business premises of a similar nature are eligible. For detailed information on expanded retail discount including a full list of eligible properties, download our policy document below.
For the year 2020/21, and for the period 1 April 2021 to 30 June 2021, the discount is 100% of the business rates that would otherwise be payable. Applications for rate relief for the 2020/21 year, must be made by no later than 30 September 2021.
From 1 July 2021 to 31 March 2022 the discount is 66% and is subject to the following "cash caps":
The cash caps of £2 million and £105,000 respectively, apply at a group company / organisation level, not per business premise.
The expanded retail discount scheme will end on 31 March 2022.
To apply for expanded retail discount, use the online form below.