Back in Business Scheme
12 May 2022Deadline: March 31, 2023
The Back in Business rate support scheme offers businesses a 50% rates discount for up to two years if they occupy a vacant retail unit.
To benefit from the scheme you must meet the following eligibility criteria:
- you have occupied business premises on or after 1 April 2022
- the business premises you now occupy were previously vacant for a minimum of 12 months prior to the date you occupied the property
- the business premises was previously valued for rates and used for retail purposes, or;
- if premises were never occupied you may still be entitled if the premises could reasonably have been used for retail purposes.
“Retail purposes” means the retail provision of goods or services to members of the public who visit the property.
The scheme is now open for applications until Friday 31 March 2023.