Business rates

Local newspapers relief

Local newspapers relief provides a discount of £1,500 for office space occupied by local newspapers. The government has extended this relief up to 2024/25.

The relief is specifically for traditional local newspapers and is not available to magazine publishers.

Who qualifies for the relief?

To qualify, the property must be occupied by a local newspaper and completely or mainly used as office for journalists and reporters.

Discount can only be awarded once to a property regardless of how many separate newspaper titles are based in it, and is also subject to state aid limits.

How to apply

If you think your business may qualify, please email the