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Business Rates Holiday

Available:  Automatic

Region: NI Only


A 3-month rate free period for all businesses in Northern Ireland from April to June 2020.
  • Rates bills for 2020-21 due to be issued in April 2020 delayed until June 2020 (excluding public sector and utilities).
  • This means that no rates will be charged for April, May and June 2020, automatically reducing the 2020-21 annual rate bill by 25%.
  • This amount does not need to be paid back.
  • This will happen automatically.
  • When rate bills issue in June 2020, ratepayers can still choose to pay their bill in monthly instalments between June 2020 and March 2021
  • Monthly Direct Debit payment plans will be automatically updated to collect payments between June 2020 and March 2021.

How to apply

Automatic - no need to apply

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