Rate relief and refunds

Local newspaper relief

From 1st April 2017 a business rate discount of up to £1,500 a year is available for businesses operating as a traditional local newspaper. 

This business rate discount can be claimed on office space occupied by local newspapers for up to two years.

To be eligible:

  • Your business must be a local newspaper (not magazines)
  • Your hereditament (land/building) must be mainly used as office space for journalists or reporters

There is a maximum of one discount per local newspaper title and per hereditament. State aid limits also apply.

If you wish to discuss local newspaper relief please contact us by using our online contact form on the link below:

Online contact form

For further eligibility details you can read the consultation information on gov.uk

consultation information on gov.uk