Local Discount

Local Discount

Important statement about new reliefs available from 2017


In his budget the Chancellor announced three new schemes of relief to support businesses,

• Supporting Small Businesses;
• New Business Rate Relief for pubs; and
• New Discretionary Relief Scheme

Supporting small businesses and new business rate relief for pubs
We will shortly be contacting those businesses that meet the criteria and inviting them to claim.
We will send a simple application form along with a state aid declaration that will need to be signed by the rate payer.
Discounts will be updated on to accounts later this year with any awards backdated to 1 April 2017.
Payment should be made in accordance with the current Business Rates bill until advised otherwise.


Business Rates Relief Scheme (revaluation)
Claims will be invited from businesses which are facing an increase in their bills following revaluation and meet certain conditions. More information will be available in August 2017 when the Council policy is finalised. We will shortly be contacting those businesses that meet the criteria and inviting them to claim.