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Business rate relief

Relief for local newspapers

You may be entitled to a discount of up to £1,500 per year on your business rates if the premises is occupied by a local newspaper.


To apply for business rates relief if you're a newspaper, you'll need to email the business rates team at You'll need to include:

  • your business rates reference number
  • the address of your premises

For alternative ways to apply for a discount on your business rates, including by phone, you can visit our contact us page.