We are delighted to share with you the very positive news which came via (The British Independent Retailers Association) BIRA today.
Business Rates of smaller retailers (below £51,000 Rateable Value) will decrease as from April this year!
The retail discount will be increased from 30% to 50%, meaning that on average retailers will save £12,000 on rates.
This is a direct result of a campaign that BIRA with the support of Independent Harrogate started in September .
We will continue to work closely with BIRA as they turn their attention to forcing a wider reform of business rates so all retailers pay less.
It would be great if you could share this with industry neighbours, so that retailers know to look for lower rates bills as of April.
William E. Woods