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Coronavirus (COVID-19)

Find information about community support and our services during the coronavirus pandemic, on our information for residents pages, our information for businesses pages, and our community support hub page which has guidance to help coordinate community organisations.

See a summary of our Local Outbreak Control Plan and read our frequently asked questions. 

Business rate relief

The Government will continue to provide eligible retail, hospitality, and leisure properties in England with 100 per cent business rates relief - from 1 April 2021 to 30 June 2021. This will be followed by 66 per cent business rates relief for the period from 1 July 2021 to 31 March 2022, capped at £2 million per business, for properties that were required to be closed on 5 January 2021, or £105,000 per business for other eligible properties. Nurseries will also qualify for relief in the same way as other eligible properties.

Business Rates bills will be issued for 2021/22 in light of the amendments included in the above to businesses across the district that are impacted by this announcement.