Retail discount scheme

If you are a retailer in Aldershot or Farnborough, you may be able to get a discount on your business rates for 2021/22

About the business rates discount

At the Budget on 3 March 2021, the Chancellor announced that the government would provide additional business rates support for eligible retail, hospitality and leisure businesses in England occupying a qualifying property.

As a temporary measure for 2021/22 the Chancellor announced that:

  • The expanded retail discount (2020/21) will be extended for three months for eligible properties, at 100% relief, uncapped, for the period 1 April 2021 to 30 June 2021

  • From 1 July 2021 to 31 March 2022, the expanded retail discount would apply at 66% relief for eligible properties in the scheme, with a cash cap of £2m for businesses that were required to close as at 5 January 2021, and up to £105,000 for business permitted to open at that date

  • For the expanded retail discount 2021/22 businesses may choose to opt out of support by providing billing authorities notification of their request to refuse support, per eligible property

To be eligible for this discount, the retail premises must:

  • be occupied

  • be wholly or mainly used as shops, restaurants, cafes, drinking establishments, cinema, live music venues, hotels, guest and boarding premises, self-catering accommodation, sport and leisure facilities, tourist attractions, community halls and clubhouses used by for assembly and leisure by visiting members of the public

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

Applying for the discount

We have automatically awarded eligible businesses a retail discount. All businesses that receive the discount will receive a bill showing their reduced business rates.

You can also apply by filling in and returning our pdf icon Retail Relief Discount Application form [119kb].

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

If you have automatically received this 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 on this page

 
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