Pub rate relief scheme

The government has introduced a business rate discount of £1,000 for all occupied public houses with a rateable value below £100,000.

The adoption of a local pdf icon Pub relief scheme [79kb] allows the council to award a business rates' discount of up to £1,000 to eligible public houses in Aldershot and Farnborough.

Premises that qualify for the discount

  • Pubs that are open to the public and allow:
    • Free entry other than when there is occasional entertainment provided
    • Drinks to be bought at the bar
    • Drinking without the need for food to be consumed
  •  A social club primarily used as a drinking establishment where membership is not restricted

Premises that don't qualify for the discount

  • Restaurant and cafes
  • Snack bars
  • Hotels
  • Guest houses and boarding houses
  • Cinemas
  • Theatres
  • Nightclubs
  • Music venues
  • Concert halls
  • Festival sites
  • Museums
  • Exhibition halls
  • Sporting venues
  • Casinos

The government announced the scheme in the spring 2017 budget and our Cabinet approved the policy at its meeting on 25 July 2017.

the government has now confirmed that this relief will end in March 2019.

We are able to decide who qualifies for the relief based on the qualifying criteria in our adopted policy.

Applying for rate relief

We have contacted businesses we believe are eligible and invited them to apply for the discount.

You can also apply by filling in and returning our pdf icon Pub relief scheme application form [325kb]..

Businesses that receive the discount will receive a revised bill showing their reduced business rates.

For more details, please contact our Business Rates team using the contact details on this page.

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