We’re living in unprecedented times, with the Coronavirus crisis causing uncertainty for business owners and employees alike. Our offices may be temporarily closed, but we are still here to provide advice and support to our clients where possible, answering the questions you need to know.

 

Q: What support is in place for nurseries in England?

 

A:

 

Just as they have for retail, hospitality and leisure businesses, the Government plans to introduce a business rates holiday for England-based nurseries for the 2020 to 2021 tax year.

 

Properties that will benefit from the relief will be hereditaments:

  • Occupied by providers on Ofsted’s Early Years Register
  • Wholly or mainly used for the provision of the Early Years Foundation Stage

 

Those looking to benefit from this scheme don’t need to take any action, but local authorities may have to reissue your bill and will do this as soon as possible.

 

More information on this package is available in the nursery discount guidance.