Business Retail Relief

Certain businesses will be entitled to relief on their business rates bill due to the impact of COVID-19.

GOV.UK has created guidance with the latest information on business rates, including eligibility criteria your business must meet to qualify.

You may be eligible if your property is a:

  • Shop
  • Restaurant, café, bar or pub
  • Cinema or live music venue
  • Assembly or leisure property – e.g. a sports club, gym or spa
  • Hospitality property – e.g. a hotel, guest house or self-catering accommodation
  • Nursery or Early Years provider on Ofsted’s Early Years Register

You do not need to take any action. Birmingham City Council will apply the discount automatically. You can estimate the business rate relief using the business rates calculator.

Certain reliefs require application forms to be completed. To apply for these discounts please apply through Birmingham City Council’s Business Rate Reduction.

Resources for Rate Relief/Reductions

If your business circumstances have changed, such as you have relocated or closed, please notify us as soon as possible via email to or by calling 0121 303 5509.

For more information on what support is available for you and your business, use the GOV.UK COVID-19 Business Support Finder.

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