Local schemes

Nursery discount

There is no Nursery discount in 2022/23.

In response to the coronavirus the Government announced for 2020/21 a 100% discount scheme for properties occupied by providers on Ofsted's early years register which are wholly or mainly used for the provision of the early years foundation stage. In the 3 March 2021 budget the Government announced the 100% discount scheme would be extended to apply in the first three months of 2021/22. View the nursery discount scheme to 1 July 2021 for further details.

In the 3 March 2021 budget the Government also proposed a 66% discount for 2021/22 only from 1 July 2021, but capped at up to a total value of £105,000 per business. Elmbridge has introduced a new discount scheme from 1 July 2021 to award the 66% discount for a fixed period up to 31 March 2022 that mirrors guidance issued by Government. View the nursery discount scheme from 1 July 2021 for further details.

Applications for nursery discount in 2020/21 are closed. No applications for nursery discount for 2021/22 can be considered after 30 September 2022.

If you qualify for this discount in 2021/22 but it is not shown on your bill, or if you wish to opt out of receiving the discount, for example if the discount will exceed the £105,000 cap from 1 July 2021, please contact us.

Relief for local newspapers

A reduction of £1,500 for office space occupied by local newspapers.

The scheme will run to 31 March 2025. 

Read the relief for local newspapers scheme to check you meet the criteria before applying. Relief is subject to UK Subsidy limits.

If you think you qualify but the relief is not shown on your bill please contact us.

Supporting small business rate relief

This scheme, which will run for five years, supports ratepayers who lost all or part of their small business rate relief following the revaluation. If you qualify for this relief it will be automatically granted. The Government have announced a new local scheme to apply in 2022/23 which would give the same chargeable amount as if the scheme had continued, with a percentage increase cap of 15%, or a cash value increase of £600, if greater. Relief is subject to UK Subsidy limits.

Eligible ratepayers remain in the scheme for either five years or until they reach the bill they would have paid without the scheme. The scheme means each year your increase as a result of the revaluation is limited to the greater of:

a) a percentage increase of 5% in 2017/18; 7.5% in 2018/19; 10% in 2019/20; 15% in 2020/21 and 15% in 2021/22 (all plus inflation)  or
b) a cash value of £600 per year (£50 per month).

For the first year of the scheme the increase is taken against the bill for 31 March 2017 after small business rate relief.

In the first year of the scheme, this means all ratepayers losing some or all of their small business rate relief will see the increase in their bill capped at £600. The minimum increase is £600 per year thereafter. Ratepayers who paid nothing prior to 01.04.17 and are losing all of their entitlement to relief (i.e. moving from £6,000 rateable value or less to more than £15,000) would under this scheme be paying £3,000 in year five.

View the small business rate relief scheme for further details.     

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