Spring Budget 2017 update

In the Spring Budget, the Government announced schemes of relief they expected billing authorities to deliver using their local discretionary relief powers.

This meant that local authorities needed to formally adopt the schemes after receiving detailed criteria from the Government. Each authority may have different mechanisms and timescales.

We have adopted the Supporting Small Businesses scheme and the Discretionary Business Rates Support scheme and have contacted everyone we have identified as being eligible. The Pub Relief Scheme ends on 31 March 2019.

Please email brates@guildford.gov.uk if, having read the schemes, you believe you are eligible and have not been contacted by us.