Business rates support

3. Support for pubs

Relief will be available to eligible occupied properties with a rateable value of less than £100,000.

Under the scheme eligible pubs will receive a £1,000 discount on their bill. This relief will have effect in 2017/18 and 2018/19.

Pubs eligible for relief should:

  • be open to the general public
  • allow free entry other than when occasional entertainment is provided
  • allow drinking without requiring food to be consumed
  • permit drinks to be purchased at a bar

For these purposes it should exclude:

  • boarding houses
  • cafes
  • casinos
  • cinemas
  • concert halls
  • exhibition halls
  • festival sites
  • guesthouses
  • hotels
  • music venues
  • museums
  • nightclubs
  • restaurants
  • snack bars
  • sporting venues
  • theatres

If you wish to apply then you must complete and return the State Aid Declaration otherwise we will not be able to award you relief.

On receipt of your form we will issue you with a revised bill to confirm how much Business Rates you have to pay for 2017/18 and 2018/19.

If you would like to apply for relief then you can do so by completing the form below;

State Aid Declaration Pub Relief

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You can find out more information about State Aid on our web pages.