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NNDR government announcements

March 2020

On the 11 March 2020 the Chancellor of the Exchequer announced in the Budget and in response to COVID-19, to provide additional business rate support to some small businesses. As a temporary measure for 2020/21 he would:

These changes will have effect for 2020/21. State aid rules apply to these discounts in the normal way.

Small business grant funding - The Government recognises that many small businesses pay little or no business rates because of Small Business Rate Relief (SBRR). To support those businesses, the Government will provide £2.2 billion of funding for Local Authorities in England. This will provide £3,000 to around 700,000 business currently eligible for SBRR or Rural Rate Relief, to help meet their ongoing business costs.

January 2020

On the 27 January 2020 the Financial Secretary to the Treasury made a written ministerial statement announcing additional business rates measures that will apply from 1 April 20202.

Increase Retail Discount from one third to 50%, and extend the discount to cinemas and music venues for businesses occupying a property with a rateable value less than £51,000

The extension of the £1500 business rate s discount for office space occupied by local newspapers for an additional 5 years until 31 March 2025

Re introduce the pubs discount for 2020/21 which will provide a £1000 discount to eligible pubs with a rateable value less than £100,000. This is in addition to the retail discount and will be applied after the retail discount.

October 2018

On the 29 October 2018 the Chancellor of the Exchequer announced a package of business rates measures:

March 2018

On the 13 March 2018 the Chancellor of the Exchequer announced that the next business rates revaluation would be brought forward one year to 2021. Following the previous announcement on more frequent revaluations, this means that three-yearly revaluations will take effect in 2024.

March 2017

On the 8 March 2017 the Chancellor of the Exchequer announced the following to take affect from 1 April 2017:

November 2016

On the 23 November 2016 the Chancellor of the Exchequer announced the following to take affect from 1 April 2017:

March 2016

On the 16 March 2016 the Chancellor of the Exchequer announced the following to take affect from 1 April 2017:

increase in the threshold to a rateable value of £51,000 for the standard business rates multiplier

December 2015

On the 25 November 2015 the Chancellor of the Exchequer announced the following:

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