HMRC have introduced a business rates holiday for retail, hospitality and leisure businesses.
Published18 March 2020
Businesses in the retail, hospitality and leisure sectors in England will not have to pay business rates for the 2020 to 2021 tax year.
You’re eligible if your property is a:
restaurant, café, bar or pub
cinema or live music venue
assembly or leisure property - for example, a sports club, a gym or a spa
hospitality property - for example, a hotel, a guest house or self-catering accommodation
How to apply
You do not need to take any action. Your local council will apply the discount automatically.
When it applies
The relief will apply to your business rates bills for the 2020 to 2021 tax year. Your local council may have to reissue your bill, but will do this as soon as possible.