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Retail business rates relief consultation

In the autumn 2018 budget the government announced a new business rate relief scheme for retail properties that have a rateable value under £51,000. 

The scheme will run for two years from April 2019 ending 31 March 2021. Under the scheme, eligible ratepayers in Lewes district and Eastbourne borough will be entitled to a discount of one third off their business rates bill. Eligible businesses will have their award applied directly to their bill 2019/20 annual bill.

We would like to hear from local businesses, residents, organisations and other stakeholders about the proposed policy under which we would apply the rate relief. 

This consultation will run until 5pm on Thursday 31 January 2019.

We have provided an online survey to help you structure your feedback. 

Take the survey

If you would rather provide your comments in writing, please contact us to do so: 

You can also contact us if you would like to request the consultation information in a different format or language.