Manchester City Council

Business & investment Manchester Enterprise Zone and business rates discounts

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 Extension 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 2016 and 31 March 2021 you could receive a financial incentive as a discount on your business rates for up to five years.

The Greater Manchester Corridor Enterprise Zone, launched on 1 April 2016, comprises two sites located just off Oxford Road at MSP's Manchester Science Park campus and Citylabs campuses. If you are a business moving into the zone between 1 April 2016 and 31 March 2021 you could receive a financial incentive as a discount on 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 or committing to a move into the zone.

Thinking of moving into the Enterprise Zone?

Visit Airport City Extension Enterprise Zone for more information and to register your interest.

Visit Greater Manchester Corridor Enterprise Zone for more information and to register your interest.

Questions

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 us.

If you have any questions about moving into the zones or where the zones cover please visit either:

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