Back in Business Rate Support

11 July 2024

Deadline: March 31, 2025

The Back in Business rate support scheme has been created to incentivise business ratepayers to consider occupying retail premises which are currently unoccupied when looking for business premises. The rate relief can be applied from 1 April 2024.

The scheme will allow for 50% rate reduction for up to two years once a long term unoccupied retail premises becomes occupied.

Any business ratepayer who moves into premises on or after 1 April 2024, which were previously used for retail purposes and have been unoccupied for 12 months or more, will be eligible.


This scheme closes in March 2025. Find out more here.


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