Call for pubs to claim £1,000 relief towards their business rates bill

The council is calling on the city’s pubs to claim up to £1,000 towards their business rates bill.

The relief is being offered as part of a government scheme to help reduce the cost of business rates for pubs in England with a rateable value of less than £100,000. 

The council has written to all 223 pubs in the city - with a rateable value of less than £100,000 – with details of the scheme but fewer than 50 have so far claimed the relief. 

To be eligible for the relief the pubs must be an occupied property with a rateable value of less than £100,000, be open to the public, allow drinking without the purchase of food, allow free entry other than when occasional entertainment is provided, and permit drinks to be purchased at the bar.

Councillor John Flanagan Manchester City Council’s Executive Member for Finance and Human Resources, said: “I would urge all eligible pubs to take advantage of the scheme. It’s quick and easy to apply and it could save you up to £1,000 from your business rates bill. “

Details of the scheme are available online and applications for the relief can be made here:


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