Richmondshire District Council

Rate relief review begins next week

A review of business rate relief paid to self catering holiday accommodation across Richmondshire starts next week.

The District Council wants to make sure the correct relief is going to the right businesses.

Property owners are being urged to look out for the email coming to them next week (week commencing 7 June 2021) and complete the form updating their information. Without that form the council cannot apply small business rate relief to eligible properties.

“For the first time this annual review is being carried out electronically. All eligible ratepayers must complete the review form within 14 days of receipt to prevent the possible removal of the relief from business rate accounts,” said Brian Bottle, Revenue, Benefits and Customer Services Manager.

“Once complete our records will be up to date and we will be giving the relief to the correct businesses.”

There are 590 self catering units currently receiving small business rate relief. For the small number of properties where the council does not hold an email address, the information will be sent by letter.

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