Discretionary Re-Occupation Relief

Please note this scheme has now ended, however, if you believe you may still qualify for back dated relief please contact us as soon as possible.

The reoccupation business rate relief scheme, introduced from 1 April 2014, provides a 50% discount for up to 18 months for businesses moving into previously empty retail premises between 1 April 2014 and 31 March 2016, up to state aid de minimis limits.

This relief is intended to encourage the re-occupation of retail premises that have been empty for a long period of time and reward businesses that make this happen.

This scheme can be seen as complementing Mendip's wider package of business support that Mendip is developing to support economic development.

An application form is available to download in the documents section below.