Business rates coronavirus support and other discounts

Nursery Discount 2020

As an extraordinary response to the coronavirus, the Government announced a business rates Nursery Discount on 18 March 2020.

This discount is for business properties occupied by providers on Ofsted’s Early Years Register and which are wholly or mainly used for the provision of the Early Years Foundation Stage and which are subject to business rates in the financial year 2020/21. There will be no rateable value limit on this relief. This discount is planned to last for 1 year only.

We have received a list of Ofsted registered premises and have automatically applied the relief to all of these where it is clear that the whole or main activity is early years education.

If you are a nursery and have not received a revised bill by the 7 April 2020, and think that you should be entitled to this relief, please email us at [email protected] and add “Nursery Discount” to the subject line, to inform us of this. Please also include your Ofsted registration number in the email.