If you think you are eligible for the 66% Expanded Retail Discount or Nursery Relief, you will need to complete an online form for the relief to be awarded from 1 July 2021. 

The form can be found here:


At the Budget on 3 March 2021, the Chancellor announced that the Government would provide additional business rates support for eligible retail, hospitality, leisure, and children's nursery businesses in England occupying a qualifying property.

Expanded Retail Discount and Nursery relief of 100% has been available from 1 April 2021 to 30 June 2021.

Relief available from 1 July 2021:

  • Expanded Retail Discount
    • At a rate of 66% for eligible properties in the scheme;
    • Cash cap of £2m for businesses that were required to close as at 5 January 2021;
    • Cash cap up to £105,000 for business permitted to open at that date.
  • Nursery Discount
    • At a rate of 66% relief for eligible properties;
    • Cash cap of £105,000.

Full guidance is available at https://www.gov.uk/apply-for-business-rate-relief/retail-discount