Regulations for the business rate deferral scheme have now come into force. The regulations can be found at the following link: http://www.opsi.gov.uk/si/si2009/pdf/uksi_20091597_en.pdf

The following web-link also has useful information on the scheme including an application form in order for businesses to apply to defer their business rate: http://www.communities.gov.uk/localgovernment/localgovernmentfinance/businessrates/busratesinformationletters/ratesletters2009/

If anyone is looking to receive further guidance on this please contact Fiona Ludlow or Heather Monro on 020 7944 3042.