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Business rate relief

Retail / Nursery discount

Retail discount

You may be entitled to a discount of a third of your business rates bill for the financial years 2019 to 2020 if the rateable value is below £51,000. For the financial year 2020 to 2021, there will be no rateable value limit and you may be entitled to 100% discount.

Nursery discount

To support nurseries during this time, the Chancellor has decided that providers of childcare will pay no business rates for 2020 to 2021.

Applying

To apply for a retail discount, you'll need to email the business rates team at ndr@swale.gov.uk. 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.

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