Local newspaper relief

The government has committed to support local newspapers as they adapt to new technology and changing circumstances.

This scheme offers a reduction of £1,500 for office space occupied by local newspapers. The scheme will apply until 31 March 2025.  

Application conditions

  • The relief will not be available to magazines
  • The relief will only be available to local newspapers
  • The property must be occupied by a local newspaper and wholly or mainly used as office premises for journalists and reporters

If you qualify for this relief, it will be automatically granted.

Contact us

Your should contact us, if:

  • you believe you qualify for this relief and we have not applied it to your bill
  • you wish to refuse this relief due to the UK subsidy limits outlined in the Subsidy Control Act 2022

Contact us online

Important payment information

  • Applying for relief does not entitle you to withhold payments on your account. You must continue to pay your business rates as billed.
  • Recovery action will be taken if your payments are not up to date.