Business Rates Relief - Nurseries

Set to end: from 1 April 2021 to 30 June 2021 with a 100% business rates relief, then a two thirds discount until March 2022.

Nurseries in England do not have to pay business rates for the 2020/21 tax year.


You’re eligible if your business:

  • Is on Ofsted’s Early Years Register
  • Provides care and education for children up to 5 years old (early years foundation stage)

How to apply

Your local council will apply the discount automatically. You can, however, estimate the business rate relief using HMRC’s business rates calculator, which can be found here.

When it applies

The relief will apply to your business rates bills for the 2020/21 tax year. Your local council may have to reissue your bill, but will do this as soon as possible.