Business Rates Relief for Nurseries for the 2020/21 and 2021/22 financial years

    Nurseries Discount 2020/2021

    In response to Coronavirus, the Government announced a 100% discount on the net bill for nurseries. They made this announcement on 18 March 2020.

    The Government held discussions with the European Commission over the impact of Covid-19 on sectors receiving the relief. Their assessment is that this round of discount is not State Aid.

    This relief will stop at the end of the 2020/21 financial year.

    The last date this relief can be granted is 30 September 2021.

    Nurseries Discount 2021/2022

    As announced by the government in the March budget, the discount will continue at 100% for 3 months. There is no cap during this time

    From 1 July 2021 to 31 March 2022, this will reduce to 66%. This will be capped at £105,000 per business.

    The last date this relief can be granted is 30 September 2022.

    Nurseries Discount eligibility

    The property must be:

    • occupied by a service provider on Ofsted’s Early Years Register
    • wholly or mainly used for the provision of the Early Years Foundation Stage

    Claiming or Refusing the relief

    No further claims can be made. This relief closed on 30 September 2022.

    If you already receive the relief and wish to refuse it for any reason, please opt-out

    Opt-out of Nursery Discount