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Business rates discounts for new London Living Wage employers

Business rates discounts for new London Living Wage employers

Find out how much discount London Living Wage employers are entitled to.

We are offering a one-off business rate discount of up to £6,000 to businesses that become accredited London Living Wage employers in
2018–19.

How much discount am I entitled to?

The discount you can get will depend on:

  • what type of organisation you are and

  • the number of employees you have.

The maximum is £6,000.

Type of organisation Number of employees
0–10 11–50 51–250 251–500 500+
Private sector £300 £600 £1,200 £2,400 £6,000
Public sector and charities £300 £600 £1,200 £2,400 £2,400

Claiming the discount

To get the discount, your Lewisham-based business must become accredited with the Living Wage Foundation between 1 April 2018 and 31 March 2019.

There is a small fee for this – see the table below.

The discount offered is a one-off and cannot be back-dated. It will be on a first-come-first-served basis until our overall contribution equals £66,000. 

Cost of accreditation to the Living Wage Foundation

Type of organisation Number of employees
0–10 11–50 51–250 251–500 500+
Private sector £60 £120 £240 £480 £1,200
Public sector and charities £60 £120 £240 £480 £480

Contact

Business rates

London Borough of Lewisham, Business Rates, PO Box 58993, London, SE6 9GZ
Telephone: 020 8314 6150