Rate Relief for Mersey Waters Enterprise Zone

The Enterprise Zone extends from Liverpool to the Wirral.

The city council has discretion to help businesses moving into the Enterprise Zone in the form of business rate relief for a five year period up to State Aid De Minimis levels to businesses that locate in the zone between 1st April 2012 and 31st March 2018.

Under EC regulations this is equivalent to €200,000 in a rolling three year period (or £55,000 per year over a rolling three year period). Any relief rewarded will show as a reduction on the business rates bill issued. Find out more.

Who can apply?

Consideration for this relief will be given to:

  • Businesses moving into the Enterprise Zone on or after 1st April 2012.
  • Existing businesses expanding in the Enterprise Zone to create additional jobs, demonstrate growth and is in support with the aims and objectives of the Enterprise Zone.

Applicants must comply with the strict guidelines defined by the regulations and we will require you to provide detailed information and make a formal declaration as part of the claim process before any relief is awarded.

Read the guidance notes for further information about eligibility.

How to apply

Apply online for enterprise zone rate relief


Download, complete and return the application form.

If you require further advice contact Tony O'Neil, Head of Business Growth at Liverpool Vision on 0151 600 2900.

If you are applying for rate relief in the Wirral area, please contact Alan Evans on 0151 691 8426.