The government has set out plans to provide extra, targeted support for businesses that have so far been ineligible for business rates relief.
Retail, hospitality and leisure businesses have not been paying rates during the pandemic, but many business ratepayers adversely affected by COVID-19 have been unable to secure a discount on their bills. However, a £1.5bn countrywide pot has now been established with the funds to be distributed according to which sectors have suffered most economically.
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All details are correct at the time of writing (12 April 2021)