If your business sells goods to visiting members of the general public then there is potential to argue that it should be classed as retail for the purposes of this relief. The application needs careful consideration to avoid unforeseen increases in Rateable Value and supporting evidence to improve the chances of success.
There will also be instances where businesses in the leisure and hospitality industry don’t automatically receive the package of measures. We have a comprehensive understanding of the appropriate legislation and an extensive track record of success even where retail discount applications have initially been refused on retail properties. We are therefore ideally placed to deal with similar arguments in the leisure and hospitality industry.
The benefits are obvious – reduced liability for the period from 1 April 2021 to 30 June 2021 and potentially additional benefits beyond this period.