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The Met Office has issued a weather warning for tonight going through to Thursday that there could be gusting wind and heavy rain which may lead to disruption and flooding in some places.

See our severe weather page to see what you should do in an emergency

We will introduce a business rates holiday for nurseries in England for the 2020 to 2021 tax year.


You are eligible for the business rates holiday if your business is based in England.

Properties that will benefit from the relief will be hereditaments: 

  • occupied by providers on Ofsted’s Early Years Register; or
  • wholly or mainly used for the provision of the Early Years Foundation Stage.

How to access the scheme

You do not need to take any action. This will apply to your next council tax bill in April 2020. However, local authorities may have to reissue your bill to exclude the business rate charge. They will do this as soon as possible.

You can estimate the business rate charge you will no longer have to pay this year using the business rates calculator.

Nursery discount guidance for local authorities is available at GOV.UK.

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