Rate Relief for Mersey Waters Enterprise Zone

The Mersey Waters Enterprise Zone extends from Liverpool to the Wirral. Up to 100% rate relief can be given to businesses located within it.

To qualify, a business must already be located in the zone or have moved in before 1st April 2018.  Rate relief lasts for five years and is subject to state aid limits.

Any relief given will show up on your business rates bill as a reduction. 

Who can apply?

Consideration for this relief will be given to:

  • Businesses moving into the Mersey Waters Enterprise Zone.
  • Existing businesses expanding in the Mersey Waters Enterprise Zone that create additional jobs and growth which supports the aims and objectives of the zone.

Applicants must comply with the strict guidelines defined by the regulations. We will ask 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 Mersey Waters Enterprise Zone rate relief


Download, complete and return the application form.

Further information

If you require further advice please 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.