The business rates relief scheme has been extended and increase for Welsh retailers, Business Wales has announced.

The Wales Retail Relief Scheme will allow retailers to claim up to £1,500 in 2015-16.

The Wales Retail Relief Scheme is open to retail (including cinemas, estate and letting agents), food and drink businesses occupying premises with a rateable value of up to £50,000.

It can be provided in addition to Small Business Rates Relief as well as any hardship or discretionary relief awarded by the local authority. The relief will be applied against the net bill after the other reliefs have been applied.

The relief scheme will be available until 31 March 2016.