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Expanded Retail Discount 2021/2022 and Nursery Discount 2021/2022

Expanded Retail Discount 2021/2022

At the Budget on 3 March 2021, the Chancellor announced that eligible ratepayers will receive a discount on their business rates bills for the year 2021/2022 of 100% for the first three months and 66% for the remainder of the year.

Relief will be provided to eligible occupied retail, hospitality and leisure properties in 2021/2022.

In line with the conditions set by the government for the funding of this relief, ratepayers may for the period from 1 July 2021 onwards only claim up to £2 million of Expanded Retail Discount in 2021/2022 for hereditaments which based on the coronavirus rules at 5 January 2021 would have been required to closed and £105,000 for other eligible properties (up to a cap of £2 million for all properties). This cash cap applies at a Group company level (so holding companies and subsidiaries cannot claim up to the cash cap for each company) and also to organisations which, although not a company, have such an interest in a company that they would, if they were a company, result in its being the holding company. Further information on the cash caps can be found here

Eligible businesses will automatically receive 100% Expanded Retail Discount from 01 April 2021 for 3 months. This will show on the annual bill as a 100% Expanded Retail Discount from 01 April 2021 to 31 March 2022 as per Section 2(1) (a) of the National Non-Domestic Rating (Discretionary Relief) Regulations 1989. In practice this has only been applied to your account from 01 April 2021 to 30 June 2021. You will receive a revised demand with further information in June 2021 regarding the 66% relief that will be applied to your account from 01 July 2021 to 31 March 2022.

If you would like to opt out of receiving this relief, please email business.rates@stoke.gov.uk to advise us of this. We may require you to complete a declaration to confirm this.

You have until 30 April 2022 to opt out. You cannot subsequently withdraw your refusal for all or part of the financial year. If you opt out for the 100% relief scheme, you will be ineligible for the 66% relief scheme.

 

Nursery Discount 2021/2022

At the Budget on 3 March 2021, the Chancellor announced that eligible ratepayers will receive a discount on their business rates bills for the year 2021/22 of 100% for the first three months and 66% for the remainder of the year.

Relief will be provided to eligible properties which are occupied by providers on Ofsted’s Early Years Register and which are wholly or mainly used for the provision of the Early Years Foundation Stage.

In line with the conditions set by the government for the funding of this relief, ratepayers may for the period from 1 July 2021 onwards only claim up to £105,000 under the Nursery Discount. This cash cap applies at a Group company level (so holding companies and subsidiaries cannot claim up to the cash cap for each company) and also to organisations which, although not a company, have such an interest in a company that they would, if they were a company, result in its being the holding company. Further information on the cash caps can be found here

Eligible businesses will automatically receive 100% Nursery Discount from 01 April 2021 for 3 months. This will show on the annual bill as a 100% Nursery Discount from 01 April 2021 to 31 March 2022 as per Section 2(1) (a) of the National Non-Domestic Rating (Discretionary Relief) Regulations 1989. In practice this has only been applied to your account from 01 April 2021 to 30 June 2021. You will receive a revised demand with further information in June 2021 regarding the 66% relief that will be applied to your account from 01 July 2021 to 31 March 2022.

If you would like to opt out of receiving this relief, please email business.rates@stoke.gov.uk to advise us of this. We may require you to complete a declaration to confirm this.

You have until 30 April 2022 to opt out. You cannot subsequently withdraw your refusal for all or part of the financial year. If you opt out for the 100% relief scheme, you will be ineligible for the 66% relief scheme.