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Business rates help for organisations in Allerdale

Jonathan Irving

Jonathan Irving

Posted on 23 March 2021

Allerdale Borough Council have announced that there is additional business rate support for eligible retail, hospitality, leisure and nursery businesses for 2021/22 if they occupy a qualifying property.

Temporary measures for 2021/22 the Expanded Retail Discount, which was in place during 2020/21, will be extended for three months for eligible properties, at 100% relief uncapped, for the period 1 April 2021 to 30 June 2021.

From 1 July 2021 to 31 March 2022, the Expanded Retail Discount will apply at 66% relief for eligible properties in the scheme, with a cash cap of £2m for businesses that were required to close as at 5 January 2021, and up to £105,000 for business permitted to open at that date.

Properties covered are shops, cafes, drinking establishments, restaurants, cinemas, live music venues, hotels, guest and boarding houses, holiday homes, museums, art galleries, theatres, caravan parks, gyms, sports grounds and clubs, night clubs and club houses.

There is no need for eligible businesses to make an application, as all changes will automatically be made to the ratepayer's bills. In some circumstances a business can apply for a reduction or exemption of business rates (NNDR).

Businesses are urged to check the council’s website page for further information: https://www.allerdale.gov.uk/en/business-rates-nndr/business-rates-reliefs-and-exemptions/.

Help and advice is also available from the council’s customer service team on 0303 123 1702 or by emailing: revenues@allerdale.gov.uk .

Further details can also be found at: https://www.gov.uk/apply-for-business-rate-relief/small-business-rate-relief.