Covid-19 update: April direct debits deferred for business rates

Barrow Borough Council is to defer the collection of business rates paid via direct debit for April in light of the ongoing Covid-19 pandemic.

The move will allow for the award of government relief to those eligible in the hospitality, retail and leisure sectors.

New bills will be sent to these businesses once the relief has been applied.

Where applicable the direct debit scheduled for May will ensure all businesses outside of these three sectors catch up with their business rates payments.

Businesses which usually pay by other means should continue to make scheduled payments where possible.