Business Rates and business grants

This page contains information on the support available to business rate payers including business restart grants and business rate reductions.

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Business grants

Discretionary Grant Schemes - Roadmap pause

The application window for discretionary grants is now closed, we are currently reviewing all of the applications and will advise all applicants by 13 September 2021.


Business rate reductions

Businesses and nurseries who received the expanded retail discount from their business rate bills for the 2020/21 year will receive the following reliefs in 2021/22.

01 April 2021 to 30 June 2021 - 100% discount

01 July 2021 to 31 March 2022 - 66% discount

You will be eligible if your business is in the retail, hospitality and/or leisure sector, or is a nursery as detailed below.  Properties that will benefit from the relief will be those that are wholly or mainly being used:

  1. as shops, restaurants, cafes, drinking establishments, cinemas and live music venues
  2. for assembly and leisure
  3. as hotels, guest and boarding premises and self-catering accommodation.
  4. Nurseries - in buildings occupied by providers on Ofsted’s Early Years Register and are wholly or mainly used for the provision of the Early Years Foundation Stage

As long as you meet this criteria, there is nothing further you have to do. Gloucester City Council will apply the business rates holiday to your bills.


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