On 29 October 2018 the Government announced a new relief scheme will come into effect on 1 April 2019 for retail properties that have a rateable value under £51,000. The scheme will run for two years ending 31st March 2021.

Eligible ratepayers are entitled to a discount of one third off their rates bill. State aid rules will apply.

Guidelines on the scheme issued by the Ministry of Housing, Communities and Local Government (MHCLG)  are available: