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Relief and Exemptions

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14. Nursery (childcare) Discount 2021/2022

Nursery Discount 2021/2022

As announced at the Budget on 3 March 2021 by the Chancellor, the government will continue to provide eligible nursery properties in England with 100% business rates relief from 1 April 2021 to 30 June 2021.

This will be followed by 66% business rates relief for the period from 1 July 2021 to 31 March 2022, capped at £105,000 per business for other eligible properties.

If you do not want to receive the Nursery Discount or if you will exceed the cash cap you can opt out. However once you have asked to opt out you cannot change your decision.

To opt out of the Nursery Discount scheme please complete our Nursery Discount Opt-Out form

The Nursery Discount 2021/22 Government guidance sets out the criteria which central government considers should be met for a hereditament to be eligible for the Nursery Discount 2021/22. The guidance does not replace existing legislation.


Nursery Discount 2020/2021

On 18 March 2020, in response to the coronavirus, the government announced that many childcare providers would pay no business rates in 2020 to 2021.

The 2020/21 Government guidance sets out the criteria which government considers for the purpose of this scheme to be eligible for this discount. The guidance does not replace existing legislation