Derbyshire Dales District Council is urging local businesses adversely affected by the Covid pandemic to apply for a reduction in business rates payable for 2021/22 following a recent Government announcement giving the council funding for rate-relief.
To qualify for this relief a business must:
- Have (or have had) an amount of business rates to pay in respect of a property for 2021/22
- not be entitled to the extended retail discount, or nursery discount, from rates (this is properties used for retail, hospitality, or leisure purposes)
- be in actual occupation of the property during 2021/22
- have been adversely affected by Covid
“Qualification for this relief is by application only and the application process will close on 13th February, so businesses that haven’t applied by that date won’t get any relief even if qualified.
“The funding for this relief has been determined by the Government as a finite amount which means, unfortunately, we can’t say at the outset how much each qualifying business will get: it will depend on how many businesses apply and qualify. Once the application process is complete we will be able to determine the amount of relief for each applicant.”
Businesses who meet the criteria can apply for the rate relief on the council’s website at www.derbyshiredales.gov.uk/covidrelief