Grants and Business rates Relief for Glos businesses

ESB Accountancy outlines business rates relief for retail, leisure and hospitality in Gloucestershire


Gloucestershire businesses in the retail, leisure and hospitality sectors do not have to pay business rates for the 2020/21 tax year. The relief is given automatically by the council and eligible businesses do not need to apply.


Glos Business rates relief – nurseries


Nurseries in Glos which are on Ofsted’s Early Years Register and which provide care and education for children up to five years of age (early years foundation stage) do not have to pay business rates for the 2020/21 tax year. Eligible businesses do not have to apply for the relief  – it is given automatically.


Glos Small business grants


Businesses in England which occupy a property which was eligible for small business rate relief (including tapered relief) or rural rate relief on 11 March 2020 are entitled to a business support grant of £10,000. Small business rate relief is available in respect of properties with a rateable value of less than £15,000. No business rates are payable where the rateable value is less than £12,000; tapered relief is given where the rateable value is between £12,001 and £15,000. 


Where the business has more than one property, a grant is payable in respect of each property.


The grants are paid by Glos councils.


Business support grants – retail, leisure and hospitality


Businesses in the retail, hospitality and leisure sectors which are based in Glos may be eligible for grants of up to £25,000 per property to help them meet their business costs during the Coronavirus outbreak. The amount of the grant depends on the rateable value of the property.


Where the business has a property with a rateable value of £15,000 or less, a grant of £10,000 will be paid in respect of that property. Where the rateable value of the property is more than £15,000 but less than £51,000, the grant is £25,000. 


The grants are based on the rateable value on 11 March 2020. They comprise one-off cash grants payable by the local council.



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