Business rates

Additional support and relief

Local newspapers

Until the end of 2022, the Council can provide a discount worth up to £1,500 a year to help local newspapers adapt to new technology and changing circumstances. This scheme provides up to a maximum of one discount per local newspaper title and per property, and up to state aid limits.

If you think you are eligible for newspaper rate relief, contact the Council for further information using its online enquiry form. You can also go to GOV.UK to find out about the government's consultation on rates relief for local newspapers.

Discretionary support

The Council has implemented a discretionary relief policy to help businesses facing a large rate increase following business rates revaluation. You can also find information on the Council's community grants scheme here.

COVID-19 Additional Relief Fund (CARF)

The CARF is a discretionary scheme to support businesses affected by the pandemic but that are ineligible for existing support linked to business rates. As such, it is not open to businesses that currently receive the expanded retail discount. Any discretionary relief granted is to reduce the chargeable amounts in respect of the rates year 2021/22. Further information will follow on these pages.

It is up to each local Council to adopt a local scheme and determine in each individual case whether, with regard to the Government guidance and each local Council's scheme, to grant relief under section 47. The relief is available to reduce chargeable amounts in respect of 2021/22. 

Broxbourne Council has recently received Government Guidance and will look at devising a local scheme shortly. Further information will follow on these pages.