Richmondshire District Council

Business rate collections deferred

Richmondshire District Council is deferring the collection of business rates for the month of April to help businesses through a difficult period.

No Direct Debit payments will be requested on either 1 April or 15 April 2020 and ratepayers paying by other means will not be required to pay their April 2020 instalment on 1 April 2020.

However the April instalment will still be needed to be paid later in the financial year - unless businesses are issued with a revised bill.

The council is currently working on issuing revised business rate bills to all those businesses that will be entitled to 100% retail discount. These bills are scheduled to be posted next week (23 March).

For further information please contact the council on 01748 829100 or email

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