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Rate reliefs

Hardship relief

The Council have the power to reduce or remit an amount a person/body is liable to pay if it is satisfied that:

  • the ratepayer would sustain hardship if the authority did not do so, and
  • it is reasonable for the authority to do so, having regard to the interests of persons subject to it's Council taxes

Where relief is granted, 25% of the cost is met by local charges (i.e. council tax).  It is this reason that the Council will usually only grant this relief where it is evident that it is in the interests of the community that the ratepayer remains in business.

A written request must be made, accompanied by copies of the last two years of audited accounts and a business plan demonstrating how the company would survive if relief were granted.

Last updated Wednesday, 13th April 2022

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