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Budget 2020

Following this week’s budget announcement, the Government has announced changes that may affect some Business Rate payers:

  • Small businesses in receipt of Small Business Rate Relief will be eligible for a grant of £3000
  • Businesses eligible for Retail Discount will received 100% discount for one year from 1st April 2020.
  • Pub Relief will be increased to up to £5000 for one year from 1st April 2020

The Government has not yet provided the detail of the proposed changes to local Councils and so Sefton Council is not yet able to confirm who is eligible and when the new discounts can be applied.

InvestSefton will liaise closely with Sefton Council’s Business Rates team and as soon as more information is available the Council’s website will be updated. Visit the website at www.sefton.gov.uk where news will be available when we have it.

In the meantime if you need any other general business advice please contact us here at InvestSefton.