Retail, hospitality and leisure relief for 2022/23
At the Budget on 27 October 2021, the Chancellor announced the introduction of a new business rates relief scheme for retail, hospitality and leisure properties.
The 2022/23 Retail, Hospitality and Leisure Scheme provides eligible occupied retail, hospitality and leisure properties with 50% relief, up to a cash cap limit of £110,000 per business.
We are asking all eligible businesses to complete an application form to apply for the relief and confirm that they have not exceeded the Small Amounts of Financial Assistance limit of £343,000 over 3 years (including 2022/23). Expanded retail discount granted in 2020/21 or 2021/22 does not count towards the limit, but COVID-19 business grants received from the government and any other subsidy claimed under the Small Amounts of Financial Assistance limit, over the 3-year period, should be counted.
Further details about subsidy control can be found at GOV.UK business rates guidance.
We are waiting for new software from our supplier to enable us to award the relief. We are therefore encouraging ratepayers to apply online, making the appropriate subsidy control declaration. This will enable us to verify eligibility and award relief as soon as possible after the software release date.
The application form can also be used to apply for 2022/23 Retail, Hospitality and Leisure relief for the first time:
Retail, hospitality and leisure relief scheme online application form