Local Newspaper Discount

There is a £1,500 discount for office space occupied by local newspapers. Each title can only get one discount. Extension of the scheme for a further 5 years until 2024-25 was announced in January 2020.

How to apply for Local Newspaper Discount

To apply for local newspaper discount, contact the Business Rates team.

What happens next

Once we've made our decision, we'll let you know, We'll send you a new bill if we decide to give you a discount. We try to make decisions within 2 weeks of getting all the information.

State aid rules

Discretionary rates relief usually counts as state aid. The law says you can't have more than €200,000 in state aid (including EU aid) over a rolling three year period. You must tell us if you've had any other state aid.

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