We have introduced a business rates holiday for nurseries.
Nurseries in England do not have to pay business rates for the 2020 to 2021 tax year.
You’re eligible if your business:
- is on Ofsted’s Early Years Register
- provides care and education for children up to 5 years old (early years foundation stage)
Local authority-run nurseries are not eligible.
How to apply
You do not need to take any action. Your local council will apply the discount automatically.
You can estimate the business rate relief using the business rates calculator.
Contact your local council if you’re not getting a relief you think you’re entitled to.
When it applies
The relief will apply to your business rates bills for the 2020 to 2021 tax year. Your local council may have to reissue your bill, but will do this as soon as possible.