A new pilot scheme is now in place to grant discretionary rate relief to help businesses in Leicester city achieve their growth potential. The aim of this scheme is to help to create the right environment for businesses to achieve their growth plans, create jobs and contribute to the economic development of Leicester. It is split into three themes:

  1. Supporting high-growth businesses;
  2. Bringing properties with significant economic value back into use; and
  3. Attracting Inward Investors

Businesses can apply for relief through a competitive application process. Awards are discretionary and meeting the criteria does not automatically trigger relief.

Local businesses with high levels of growth can apply for a grant of up to £150,000 over three years to help them expand into larger premises. Grants will also be available for companies looking to set up in the city or for firms aiming to develop vacant properties for business use.

Please click below to view our policy / download an application form.

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For further information please contact Ashok Thakrar at or telephone 0116 4542533 or alternatively Altaf Ahmed at or telephone 0116 4542929