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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. 

Will there be a rates holiday for childcare nurseries?

Information on a business rates holiday for nurseries.

To support nurseries at this time the Government has announced that they will be eligible for a business rates holiday for one year. That means non-local authority providers of childcare will pay no business rates in 2020-21, from 1 April. We are awaiting further guidance from the Government and will update that on this webpage as soon as we have more details. The council will then contact you without you needing to apply.

You can read more information relating to COVID19 and businesses here.