Retail Rate Relief 2022/23

In the Budget on 27 October 2021 the Government announced a new temporary business rates relief scheme will come into effect on 1 April 2022 for businesses open to the public in the retail, leisure and hospitality industries.

Qualifying businesses will be eligible for 50% rate relief off their  business rates bills for the period 1 April 2022 to 31 March 2023 up to a maximum award of £110,000 per business.

Where a business occupies multiple premises, the £110,00 limit is spread across all premises (they cannot get up to £110,000 in respect to each property). This includes where a business has a qualifying connection with another business (such as a parent/subsidiary business, or holding company).

Under no circumstances can businesses exceed the £110,000 cash cap across their business premises in England.

If a business has been awarded retail relief in Chichester for 2022/23 and they believe they will exceed the £110,000 limit, please email taxation@chichester.gov.uk .

Businesses can choose to opt out of the scheme by emailing taxation@chichester.gov.uk. Please note that once the relief has been refused this decision cannot be reversed later.

Further information is available at 2022/23 Retail, Hospitality and Leisure Scheme

To apply for retail rate relief for 2022/23 you should complete an application at:

You will need to register first, if you have not already done so, and will need your Business Rates bill to hand.

Applications for retail rate relief for 2022/23 must be made by 30 September 2023.

Retail Rate Relief 2021/22

Business open to the public in the retail, leisure and hospitality industries are eligible for 100% extend retail discount for the period 1 April 2021 to 30 June 2021.

For the period 1 July 2021 to 31 March 2022 the scheme changed as follows:

  • From 1 July 2021 to 31 March 2022, businesses in receipt of the Expanded Retail Relief discount will receive a 66% reduction in the amount to pay. There will be a cash cap of £2million for businesses that were required to close as at  5 January 2021 and up to £105,000 for businesses permitted to open at that date.

Where a business occupies multiple premises, the £2million and £105,000 limits are spread across all premises (business required to close on 5 January 2021 cannot get up to £2million in respect to each property and business open on 5 January 2021 cannot get £105,000 in respect to each property). This includes where a business has a qualifying connection with another business (such as a parent/subsidiary business, or holding company).

Under no circumstances can businesses exceed the £2million and £105,000 cash caps (where applicable) across their business premises in England.

To apply for retail rate relief for 2021/22 you should complete an application at:

 You will need to register first, if you have not already done so, and will need your Business Rates bill to hand.

Businesses may choose to opt out of the relief schemes by emailing taxation@chichester.gov.uk.

Please note: the annual business rate bills for 2021/22 will be issued in March 2021 with 100% relief up to 31 March 2022. Revised bills will then be issued in June 2021 to reflect the above changes.

Applications for retail rate relief for 2021/22 must be made by 30 September 2022.

 

Nursery Discount 2021/22

Registered day nurseries are eligible for a 100% discount off their business rates for the period 1 April 2021 to 30 June 2021.

For the period 1 July 2021 to 31 March 2022 the scheme changed as follows:

  • From 1 July 2021 to 31 March 2022, businesses in receipt of the Nursery discount will receive a 66% reduction in the amount to pay. There will be a cash cap of £105,000.

To apply for nursery relief for 2021/22 you should complete an application at:

You will need to register first, if you have not already done so, and will need your Business Rates bill to hand.

Applications for the Nursery discount for 2021/22 must be made by 30 September 2022.

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