As a childcare provider you may be able to get a discount on your business rates for 2021/22.

At the budget on 3 March 2021, the Chancellor announced that the government would provide additional business rates support for commercial properties occupied by providers on Ofsted's Early Years Register, and which are wholly or mainly used for the provision of the Early Years Foundation Stage. There is no rateable value limit on the relief.

The nursery discount will be at 100% discount, uncapped for the period 1 April 2021 to 30 June 2020 for eligible properties.

From 1 July 2021 to 31 March 2022, the nursery discount would apply at 66% discount for eligible properties in the scheme with a cash cap of £105,000 for all the properties the childcare providers occupy.

Further information about this discount can be found on GOV.UK.

Applying for the discount

We have automatically awarded eligible childcare providers this discount. All businesses that receive this discount will receive a bill showing their reduced business rates.

You can also apply by filling in and returning our Nursery Discount application form.

If you have automatically received the discount and wish to opt out of the discount scheme or require further details, then please notify our business rates team using the contact details below.

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