Policy paper

Our Plan for the high street: Budget 2018 brief

The Budget announces Our Plan for the High Street, including a business rates discount and a Future High Streets Fund.



From April 2019, the government will cut business rates by a third for up to 90% of retail properties for two years.

A £675 million Future High Streets fund will invest in improvements to town centre infrastructure, reduce congestion, support redevelopment around high streets and enable housing and new workspaces to be created.

This document sets out the details of the full package and its implementation.

Published 29 October 2018