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Business Rates and business grants


Local Authority Discretionary Grant

Small Business Cash Grant

Retail, Hospitality and Leisure Cash Grant

Applications for grants are now CLOSED. Should there be any further funding announced by the Government then we will update our website.

Business Rates

Businesses in the retail, hospitality and leisure sectors in England will not have to pay business rates for the 2020-21 tax year. This will apply to your business rates bills for the 2020/2021 tax year.

All eligible businesses have now been rebilled.

You will be eligible if your business is in the retail, hospitality and/or leisure sector. 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.

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.

Please note: Nurseries now do not have to pay business rates for 2020-2021; those 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 the criteria, there is nothing further you have to do. Gloucester City Council have now rebilled all eligible nurseries.


In case of query, please contact br@gloucester.gov.uk


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