Rate Relief For West Dorset Firms

Rate Relief For West Dorset Firms

Published by The Wessex FM News Team at 8:15am 28th May 2015.

Retail businesses in West Dorset are being offered rate relief of up to £1,500.

Retail businesses in West Dorset are being offered rate relief of up to £1,500.

The District Council is offering the concession to premises which have a rateable value of £50,000 or less.

The relief was included in bills sent out in March this year.

It's thought 770 businesses in West Dorset will benefit.

West Dorset District Council Leader, Cllr Anthony Alford, said: "We want to support local businesses where we can. Helping the local economy is one of the council's key priorities.

"If businesses are experiencing hardship then we would like to hear from them.

"The district council will use government guidance to determine if businesses qualify for rate relief under this scheme."

For more information about business rate relief visit www.dorsetforyou.com/business-rates/rate-relief

The dorsetforyou.com website also hosts a range of information for businesses. Go to www.dorsetforyou.com/business-and-work for more information.