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Expanded Retail, Hospitality & Leisure Relief

Government announced on the 27th October 2021 that eligible retail, hospitality and leisure businesses in England will continue to be provided with 50% business rates relief from the 1st April 2022 to the 31st March 2023, capped (limited) at £110,000 million per business. Ratepayers occupying more than one property will be entitled to the relief for each of their eligible properties, subject to the cash cap.

We will award the 50% relief to businesses that we believe are eligible and a letter will be supplied with bills providing details of how to cancel this relief if applicable.

These will include those which are wholly or mainly used as the following for visiting members of the public:
• Shops, such as, florists, bakers, butchers, grocers, greengrocers, jewellers, stationers, off licences, chemists, newsagents, hardware stores, supermarkets, etc.
• Opticians, hair and beauty services, nail bars, tanning shops
• Furnishing shops/display rooms (such as: carpet shops, double glazing, garage doors), petrol stations, garden centres, car/caravan show rooms
• Shoe repairs, dry cleaners, launderettes, domestic appliance repair
• Photo processing, tool hire, car hire
• Travel agents, employment agents, betting shops, casinos, gambling clubs and bingo halls
• Restaurants, takeaways, sandwich shops, coffee shops, pubs and bars
• Cinemas and live music venues, sports grounds and clubs, museums and art galleries, gyms, wellness centres and spas
• Public halls, clubhouses, clubs and institutions
• Hotels, guest and boarding houses

If you have not been awarded the relief and feel you are entitled to it, please email us at

The following businesses are not eligible:
• Financial services, such as banks, building societies, bureaux de change, payday lenders, betting shops, pawn brokers, cash points
• Professional services such as estate agents, letting agents, employment agencies, solicitors, accountants, insurance agents/financial advisers, tutors
• Medical services such as dentists, doctors, osteopaths, chiropractors and vets