We do hope so.

The announcement of extension of 100% business rates relief for eligible leisure, hospitality and retail until the end of June is good news, coupled with a reduction by 66% for the remainder of the fiscal year.

Small business rates relief for premises with rateable values up to £12,000 remains in place, and coupled with that an estimated three quarters of a million businesses will pay just 25% of their normal rates bill for the tax year to April 2022.

These measures , together the prospect of the gradual lifting of lockdown there is the prospect of brighter days ahead for 2021.  We must all stick to the rules, and to quote a very prominent scientist – “don’t wreck it”

 

Diane Tait

Commercial Manager