Help available for business rates

Back in Business rate support


The Back in Business scheme has expired and Land & Property Services (LPS) can no longer accept new applications.

The Back in Business rate support scheme was created to incentivise business ratepayers to consider empty retail premises when looking for a business property. The scheme provided a 50% rate reduction for up to two years once a retail premises, which has been empty for 12 months or more, becomes occupied.

The scheme was introduced in April 2022 and expired on 31 March 2023.

Existing applications

If you have any queries regarding the scheme, you can contact LPS using one of the following methods: