Business Rates Relief - retail, hospitality or leisure

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.

Businesses in the retail, hospitality and leisure sectors will not have to pay business rates for the 2020/21 tax year.


You’re eligible if your property is a:

  • Shop
  • Restaurant, café, bar or pub
  • Cinema or live music venue
  • Assembly or leisure property - for example, a sports club, a gym or a spa
  • Hospitality property - for example, a hotel, a guest house or self-catering accommodation

How to apply

There is no need to take any action; 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.