Government Announce Rates Relief

Last updated at 13:07 on 09/01/2024

On 2nd May, the Government announced a suite of measures to support businesses that are negatively impacted by COVID-19. One of the measures is a waiver of commercial rates for a three-month period beginning on 27th March for businesses that have been impacted by the COVID-19 restrictions. Further information is available here.

The operation of this rates waiver scheme and any questions in relation to it are a matter in the first instance for the Rates Section of the Local Authority in which the property concerned is located. 

The introduction of this measure does not affect the rateable valuation of a property as published on the relevant Valuation List maintained by the Valuation Office. The valuation of a property for rates purposes may be viewed in the ‘Check Property Valuation’ section of our website. 

Queries in regard to the valuation of a particular property can be sent to our helpdesk at