Business and investment Business rates relief and exemptions

Local discounts

We can award up to 100 per cent discount to local businesses  that have a positive impact on the city. Central government pays 50 per cent of the costs of these local discounts, we pay 49 per cent and the precepting authorities (the Greater Manchester Police, Fire and Rescue and Waste Disposal Authorities) pay 1 per cent.

We will consider if:

  • there will be a substantial positive impact on residents and taxpayers
  • the organisation will provide substantial and essential long term benefits to the community, for example, by increasing employment or improving local amenities
  • a discount could have an anti-competitive effect on other businesses in the city - this could happen if there are other businesses in the area which provide the same or similar services or facilities.

How to apply

Contact us to tell us why your business should get a local discount and give us all the details you think are relevant, including your contact details.

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