Business Rates discount for local retailers

By Anita Jaynes on 8 March, 2019

 

Up to 800 retailers across Bath and North East Somerset are being invited to apply for a discretionary discount to their business rate bills which could see them cut by a third.

The Government announced in its Autumn Budget that over the next two financial years, 2019/20 and 2020/21, retail premises with a rateable value of £51,000 or less could be awarded a discount of up to one third of their bill.

Bath & North East Somerset Council has now sent application forms to businesses which it thinks qualify for the discount. To qualify the business premises must be occupied and be wholly or mainly used to sell goods, services or food and drink to visiting members of the public (e.g. shops, hairdressers, bars and restaurants). The awards are discretionary and will be assessed on a case by case basis.

If you think you may be eligible visit: www.bathnes.gov.uk/business-rate-retail-discount  for more information and instructions to apply. Alternatively call:
01225 47 77 77