The value of discount will be 100% of the bill, after any other reliefs have been applied.
Properties that will benefit from the relief will be properties occupied by providers on Ofsted’s Early Years Register and wholly or mainly used for the provision of the Early Years Foundation Stage.
To qualify for the relief the hereditament should be wholly or mainly being used for the above qualifying purpose. In a similar way to other reliefs (such as charity relief), this is a test on use rather than occupation. Therefore, properties which are occupied but not wholly or mainly used for the qualifying purpose will not qualify for the relief. For the avoidance of doubt, properties which have closed temporarily due to the government’s advice on COVID19 should be treated as occupied for the purposes of this relief.
Ratepayers that occupy more than one property will be entitled to relief for each of their eligible properties.
The Government is bringing forward legislation to amend the rules around State Aid and therefore this will remove the previous restriction on awarding the relief where there were state aid limits.
Ratepayers do not need to apply for this, we will identify qualifying properties and apply the relief as soon as we can (waiting for software update – should be by early May).
We will not take the April direct debit from qualifying properties, ratepayers should be advised not to cancel their direct debit at the bank. Non – DD payers do not need to pay their April instalmen