Guide East Devon Coronavirus Business Update w/e March 20, 2020

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3. Business Support

The Government will provide 100% business rates retail relief for the current year 2020/21 for the following occupied premises:

  • Shops, restaurants, cafes, drinking establishments, cinemas, and live music venues

This is now extended to include:

  • Sports, assembly and leisure premises
  • Hotels, guest and boarding houses, holiday accommodation, caravan parks

More information is available. 

This means that around 1,000 East Devon businesses will benefit directly from this extended retail relief measure. This is in addition to the 3,345 businesses that already receive 100% small business rate relief (SBRR).

We are working hard to get these applied to eligible accounts so that 2020/21 bills reflects the 100% relief provided by the Government.

East Devon District Council will be contacting businesses directly to confirm this has been applied to their account and will to do this over the coming weeks. We will update our website when this is happening.

If it is unclear whether a particular premises is eligible for the relief, we will contact the rate payer or they can email us at