Business Rates Relief Guidelines for Retail for Hospitality and Leisure (RHL Funding)


Legislation relating to the business rates reliefs available to properties is not changing to incorporate this funding. 

Relief will be awarded in accordance with existing discretionary relief powers under section 47 of the LGFA.  

In line with the legal restrictions in section 47(8A) of the LGFA, billing authorities may not grant the discount to themselves or to a Parish or Town Council.

For the purposes of section 47 of the LGFA, businesses where the ratepayer has refused the relief are outside of the scheme and outside of the scope of the decision of which businesses qualify for the discount and are therefore ineligible for the relief.