Retail Discount

A discount may apply for occupied retail, hospitality and leisure properties

Retail, Hospitality and Leisure Relief Scheme 2024/25

To qualify the property must be occupied and mainly used: 

  • As shops 
  • As restaurants, cafes, bars or pubs 
  • As a cinema or live music venue 
  • For assembly and leisure or 
  • As hotels, guest and boarding premises and self-catering accommodation  

A 75% relief will apply from 1 April 2024 to 31 March 2025, up to a cash cap limit of £110,000 per business.

The Retail, Hospitality and Leisure Scheme Policy can be found in the 'Document download' section.

How do I apply?

If the discount/relief is not showing on your bill, but you believe you are eligible, please contact us at Please include the word ‘reference’ and your Business Rates account number in the subject of your email. For example, 'Reference [Your Business Rates number]'.

Cash Cap and Subsidy Control

The Retail Hospitality and Leisure Business Rates Relief Scheme is likely to amount to subsidy. Any relief provided by Local Authorities under this scheme will need to comply with the UK’s domestic and international subsidy control obligations.  Ratepayers will be asked to corroborate that they are eligible for the relief and that they are aware of their duty to comply with subsidy rules.  Further guidance can be found here Statutory Guidance for the United Kingdom Subsidy Control Regime (

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