March 2020 budget - Retail discount support for businesses affected by the Covid-19 virus.
The Government announced in the Budget on 29th October 2018 that it will provide a Business Rates Relief Scheme to apply in the year 2019-20 and 2020-21. In response to the Coronavirus, in the Budget on 11th March the Government announced that it would increase the discount to 100% and extend it to include the leisure and hospitality sectors.
Retail Discount will be awarded automatically where the qualifying criteria are clearly satisfied, and where not, application forms will be issued.
For further information see www.basildon.gov.uk/retaildiscount.