Stratford-on-Avon and Warwick District Councils are considering a proposal to merge, creating a new District Council covering the whole of South Warwickshire (the areas currently covered by Stratford-on-Avon and Warwick District Councils).
The public consultation on the plans to create a South Warwickshire Council starts this week on Monday 6 September and runs until Sunday 24 October.
The consultation document and online questionnaire can be viewed and completed at: www.southwarwickshire.org.uk
The 100% rates relief announced by the Chancellor for retail, hospitality and leisure businesses will already be included on your annual assessment , so businesses that qualify for this will receive a nil bill. If this is not on your annual bill and you believe your business should qualify please use the contact details below.
Non-Domestic Rates (NDR), also known as Business Rates, collected by local authorities are the way that those who occupy non-domestic property contribute towards the cost of local services.
Under the business rates retention arrangements introduced from 1 April 2013, authorities keep a proportion of the NDR paid locally. This provides a direct financial incentive for authorities to work with local businesses to create a favourable local environment for growth since authorities will benefit from growth in NDR revenues.
The money - together with revenue from Council Tax payers, revenue support grant provided by the Government, and certain other sums - is used to pay for the services provided by your local authority and other local authorities in your area.
You can download the latest explanatory notes or obtain further information about the NDR system, including transitional and other reliefs, directly from the government's website . Please note that these do not include changes due to Covid19.
Any information that is provided to the council in respect of Non-Domestic Rates may be used for other purposes. Please see our Privacy Notice for details.
The Valuation Office Agency (VOA) website also provides useful information for NDR.
For further information, please contact Revenues: