If you have a retail, hospitality or leisure property you may be eligible for a business rate discount.

From 1 April 2023 the discount is 75%.

How to get the discount

You can apply for this discount if you think your property qualifies, and we'll assess your application.

2024 to 2025 relief

The 2024-25 Retail, Hospitality and Leisure Business Rates Relief scheme will provide eligible, occupied, retail, hospitality and leisure properties with a 75% relief, up to a cash cap limit of £110,000 per business.

Apply for business rate discount 2024-25

If you've already been told that you've been awarded the Retail, Hospitality and Leisure Business Rates Relief, we might have asked you to complete Form A or Form B:

Form A

Form B

Retail Hospitality and Leisure Relief Eligibility

Properties that will benefit from the relief will be occupied hereditaments that are wholly or mainly being used:

  • as shops, restaurants, cafes, drinking establishments, cinemas and live music venues
  • for assembly and leisure
  • as hotels, guest and boarding premises and self-catering accommodation

The government has guidance on the types of businesses that fall within each of the above categories and the authority will consider this when making any decision regarding entitlement.

Ineligible properties

The list below sets out the types of uses that we don't consider to be retail use for the purpose of this discount:

  • retail properties that are being used for the provision of the following services to visiting members of the public such as:
    • financial services such as banks, building societies, cash points, bureau de change, payday lenders, betting shops, pawn brokers
    • medical services such as vets, dentists, doctors, osteopaths, chiropractors
    • professional services such as solicitors, accountants, insurance agents/ financial advisers; and
    • employment agencies, estate agents, letting agents
    • post office sorting offices
  • retail properties that are not reasonably accessible to visiting members of the public