Urgent: Make sure you are claiming your 75% retail, hospitality and leisure business rate relief

This is NOT applied automatically – you must to apply to receive your 75% discount for the 2023/2024 period. 

Please call Ripon BID on 01765 530910 if you need help with your application.

The relief applies to businesses that are:

  • occupied
  • used primarily for providing in-persons services in retail, hospitality and leisure sectors

Premises eligible for the relief are those used wholly or mainly as:

  • shops, restaurants, cafes, drinking establishments, cinema, live music venues,
  • hotels, guest and boarding premises, self-catering accommodation,
  • for assembly and leisure, such as sport and leisure facilities, tourist attractions, community halls and clubhouses

Use this form to apply for the retail, hospitality and leisure business rate relief available since 1 April 2020.  https://tinyurl.com/4mhcv5cn  You will need a My Harrogate Account to login.

How much relief is available:

Eligible businesses can receive rate relief each year to a maximum cash cap of £110,000 per business.

The level of reduction available under the scheme:

  • 1 April 2020 to 30 June 2021 100% discount
  • 1 July 2021 to 31 March 2022 66% discount
  • 1 April 2022 to 31 March 2023 50% discount
  • 1 April 2023 to 31 March 2024 75% discount

Premises being used for the following will not be eligible:

  • financial services (for example banks, building societies, cash points, bureaux de change, short-term loan providers, betting shops)
  • medical services (for example vets, dentists, doctors, osteopaths, chiropractors)
  • professional services (for example solicitors, accountants, insurance agents/ financial advisers, employment agencies, estate agents, letting agents)
  • post office sorting offices
  • properties that are not reasonably accessible to visiting members of the public

Further information on rate relief on the government website can be found here:  https://tinyurl.com/38zuwnv8