Business Rates

Relief for Local Newspapers

You could get local newspaper relief if your property is used as office premises for journalists and reporters on a local newspaper.

The relief is a £1,500 reduction in business rates for eligible properties per year.

You can only get the relief for one property per newspaper even if more than one property is used as offices for the newspaper.

If several local newspapers use the same office, they can only get the relief on one newspaper title.

You cannot get the relief for magazines.

Full details can be obtained by emailing