Released on 5 November 2019 Archived Press Release
Stratford-on-Avon District Council is contacting around 60 businesses across the district this week to help ensure they don't miss out on a reduction in their business rates.
In March all qualifying businesses were sent a declaration to complete and return with their reduced annual bill and a note on the bill to sign and return the form. Reminders were then issued in July.
Cllr Jo Barker Portfolio Holder for Revenues says: "Unfortunately as the funding for this scheme comes from Central Government, there is a stipulation that the business must confirm it is eligible to receive the relief. All they have to do is sign it and send it back to the District Council and receive 30% off their Business Rates.
"However, if no signed form has been received then the requirement from Central Government is for Councils to remove the relief and this in turn will generate an increased bill.
"We want to help these businesses receive the business rate reductions they are entitled to, but in order to receive it they need to complete the relevant paperwork and we are encouraging businesses to do this."
If you are a business and want to find out more or to see if this affects your business please email: email@example.com or call: 01789 260993.
Stratford-on-Avon District Council
Elizabeth House, Church Street,
Tel: 01789 267575