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Pub Discount

This scheme provides a discount of £1,000 for pubs with a rateable value of less than £100,000 for 2020/21. The discount is assessed and calculated on a daily basis. Therefore, if you vacate the property before the end of the financial year, the discount will be apportioned accordingly. State aid rules will apply to the pub discount in the normal way.

 To be eligible for this discount, the pub must:

  • be occupied
  • have a rateable value of less than £100,000
  • be open to the general public
  • allow free entry other than when occasional entertainment is provided
  • allow drinking without requiring food to be consumed
  • permit drinks to be purchased at a bar

 Properties excluded from pub discount are as follows:

  • restaurants                       
  • cafes
  • nightclubs
  • hotels
  • snack bars
  • guesthouses
  • boarding houses
  • sporting venues
  • music venues
  • festival sites
  • theatres
  • museums
  • exhibition halls
  • cinemas
  • concert halls
  • casinos

How to apply for discount

We will automatically apply the discount to properties that we think will qualify. If you feel your business fits the criteria for the discount and have not received it, you can apply for retail discount by filling in our online form.

Apply for Business Rates relief

State aid rules

Pub discount is granted under the Councils discretionary relief powers and discretionary rate relief 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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