I have a client who is a stand-alone wedding venue (not part of a hotel, etc). On receiving this year's business rates bill, I noticed that last year's rates were still showing as a brought forward amount. On enquiry with the council, hospitality rates relief has not been given as the businesss does not directly fall into one of the government stated categories.
I was wondering if anybody else had come across this issue and was able to point me towards aguments that would help my case.
The government's definiition is here: https://assets.publishing.service.gov.uk/government/uploads/system/uploa...
For info, no payments were made in 2020/2021 as (1) we thought the business would qualify and (2) the council didn't chase payment