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Business Rates

Public House Relief

This is a new relief scheme for pubs that have a rateable value under £100,000. This scheme means that eligible pubs will receive a £1,000 discount on their bill.

You can apply for Business Rates Public House Relief if your business meets the following requirements:

  • Open to the general public
  • Allows free entry other than when occasional entertainment is provided
  • Allows drinking without requiring food to be consumed
  • Permits drinks to be purchased at a bar

The following are not eligible for this relief:

  • restaurants
  • cafes
  • nightclubs
  • hotels
  • snack bars
  • guesthouses
  • boarding houses
  • sporting venues
  • music venues
  • festival sites
  • theatres
  • museums
  • exhibition halls
  • cinemas 
  • concert halls
  • casinos

The pubs relief scheme has been extended by a further year. The current guidance and terms for the scheme will continue to apply in the same way – eligible pubs with a rateable value of below £100,000 will receive a £1000 discount on their bill. The relief will have effect for 2018/19.

Apply for Public House Relief Online

Public House Relief - Printable version. Please print, complete and send to the Council address.