Retail discount scheme

If you are a retailer in Aldershot or Farnborough, you may be able to get a one-third discount on your business rates.

About the business rates discount

The government has introduced a business rates discount, which means that some occupied retail premises with a rateable value below £51,000 can get a one-third reduction on their business rates bill.

So that we can award that discount locally, we have adopted a local pdf icon Retail Discount Policy [105kb]. This allows us to decide which businesses are eligible for the discount, based on the criteria set out in it. Our Cabinet approved this policy on 5 February, 2019. 

To qualify for the discount, a retail business unit should be wholly, or mainly, used as a shop, restaurant, café, or drinking establishment.

In Aldershot and Farnborough, there are more than 300 retail properties that are eligible for the discount, which is available for 2019/20 and 2020/21.

Applying for the discount

Eligible businesses will receive the discount automatically.

You can also apply by filling in and returning our pdf icon Retail relief discount application form [244kb] and the pdf icon De minimis declaration form [145kb]

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

For more details, please contact our business rates team using the contact details on this page.

 
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