Retail relief

Expanded Retail Discount and Nursery Discount

If you were awarded retail relief in 2020/21 your business rates bill for 2021/22 will include the Expanded Retail Discount and Nursery Discount, as announced by the Chancellor in the Spring budget on 3 March 2021.

These discounts are as follows:

  • 100% discount will apply from 1 April until 30 June 2021
  • 66% discount will apply from 1 July 2021 until 31 March 2022

Revised business rate bills for the remainder of 2021/22 will be issued, prior to the 100% discount ending on 30 June 2021. This revised bill will include the 66% discount, should you be eligible, and instalments will be payable from 6 July 2021. If you pay by direct debit, instalments will start on either 7 or 21 July 2021.

The 66% discount applicable from 1 July 2021 is subject to a ‘cash cap’. This means you may only receive up to £105,000 of the discount in 2021/22, across all your hereditaments, ignoring any relief for the period before 1 July 2021.

If you do not wish to accept these discounts, you can opt out by emailing

For details of the latest coronavirus (COVID-19) financial support for businesses, please go to our Coronavirus business support pages for advice on the most recent grants and support available.

More information on business rate relief