Expanded retail discount 2021/22

Last Updated: 11 March 2022

As a result of the Coronavirus pandemic the Government introduced a 100% Business Rates discount, for 2020/21, for hereditaments that met the criteria for the expanded retail discount. At Budget 2021, the Government announced an extension of the 100% discount for 3 months until 30th June 2021 for eligible businesses. A further 66% discount will apply for the period 1st July 2021 to 31st March 2022 for eligible businesses subject to a cap of £2 million for businesses that were required to close on 5th January 2021 and £105,000 for other eligible businesses. This discount will be applied to the bill after the application of any reliefs, excluding any local discounts.

If you have not been awarded this relief and believe that you are eligible please fill in the retail relief application form (PDF 483KB / 2 pages). Once completed email the form to counciltax@southlakeland.gov.uk.

Detailed guidance relating to this discount and the cap can be found at https://www.gov.uk/government/publications/business-rates-expanded-retail-discount-2021-to-2022-local-authority-guidance/business-rates-expanded-retail-discount-2021-to-2022-local-authority-guidance