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The Chancellor announced new business rate cuts for 18,000 pubs across the UK.

The Government said that as many as 18,000 pubs across the UK will see up to a £1,000 slashed off their business rates bills.

Who is eligible?

Pubs with a rateable value below £100,000 will be eligible for the rate reduction, which will begin in April. 

Pubs which have a rateable value below £51,000 will receive the cut on top of a one-third reduction they already receive to their rates bill. 

“Thousands of pubs will get £1,000 off their rates bill this April, thanks to the changes we are announcing. 

“These will mean lower rates for the small independent shops, cafés and locals at the heart of our communities, as well as for the local papers that are a vital pillar in local democracy.” –

Chancellor of the Exchequer Sajid Javid

Stephen McCaffrey

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