Business rate discounts
The government introduced Enterprise Zones in the 2011 budget. Their aim is to stimulate business growth by providing financial incentives directly to businesses and to councils.
The Manchester Airport City Enterprise Zone is a string of linked sites focused around Manchester Airport, Wythenshawe Centre and University Hospital South Manchester Foundation Trust. If you are a business moving into the zone between 1 April 2012 and 31 March 2015 you could receive a financial incentive as a discount in your business rates for up to five years.
This is a complex area that is covered by legislation and businesses are advised to read all the guidance and seek advice before submitting an application form or committing to a move into the zone.
Thinking of moving into the Enterprise Zone?
For more information about Manchester Airport City Enterprise Zone and to register your interest visit the Enterprise Zone webpages.
Consideration of Applications
If you are moving into the zone you will need to complete an application form.
Applications will be processed by the Council's Business Rates team.
Making an application for a discount
Applications can be made by completing an application form. If you require further information you can call the Business Rates team on 0161 234 1103.
Application forms should be returned to
PO Box 466
Please see the frequently asked questions that are intended to cover the majority of questions about how the scheme operates.
If you have any questions about the application process please contact our staff in the Business Rates team on 0161 234 1103.
If you have any questions about moving into the zone or where the zone covers please visit the Enterprise Zone webpages.