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Relief for newspapers

Relief for newspapers

The Government is providing funding to local authorities so that they can provide a discount worth up to £1500 a year until 31st March 2025, to office space occupied by local newspapers.

This is up to a maximum of one discount per local newspaper title and per hereditament, and up to state aid limits.

The relief will be delivered through local authority discretionary discount powers (under section 47(3) of the Local Government Finance Act 1988).

Guidance on local newspaper discount can be found at: https://www.gov.uk/government/consultations/the-case-for-a-business-rates-relief-for-local-newspapers


Last updated on 10 July 2020