As part of emergency support measures agreed by the NI Executive in response to the COVID-19 crisis, most business ratepayers in Northern Ireland will benefit from a 4-month rates holiday and many from a 12-month rates holiday during the 2020-21 rating year
Your 2020-21 business rate bill will be issued in early August 2020. This will indicate whether your business will benefit from the 4-month rates holiday or the 12-month rates holiday. The holiday will apply to eligible business uses, whether the property is occupied or vacant
If there is enough information available to LPS to indicate that the use of your property is considered eligible, the rates holiday will be automatically applied to your rate bill.
However, if you receive your rates bill and the rates holiday has not been already applied, and you consider that your property is used for one of the qualifying uses, there is an online application form. LPS will use the information provided about your business use to decide if you are eligible for the rates holiday