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:
- snack bars
- boarding houses
- sporting venues
- music venues
- festival sites
- exhibition halls
- concert halls
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.