Businesses invited to have their say about business rates

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Posted on: 6 February 2020

Businesses in North Devon are being invited to a free event this month to talk about budget and business rates.

North Devon Council is holding the business rates consultation event on Tuesday 25 February. Those attending will receive an update on the council’s 2020/21 budget and be able to find out just how their business rates are spent. There will also be an opportunity to listen to some feedback from the recent public consultation on the vision for Barnstaple’s future, and to hear about current business support opportunities.

North Devon Council’s Lead Member for Economic Development and Strategic Planning Policy, Councillor Malcolm Prowse, says: “This is a great opportunity for us to share our financial plans for the coming year and to listen to the views of our local businesses too. We look forward to engaging with as many local business owners as possible at this event.”

The business rates consultation event will take place at Artavia House, Queen Street in Barnstaple on Tuesday 25 February at 8.30am. Refreshments will be provided on arrival.

Attendees do not need to book. However, if you are unable to attend but would like to have your say, please email or write to Economic Development, North Devon Council, PO Box 379, Barnstaple, EX32 2GR.

1 comment on “Businesses invited to have their say about business rates

  1. Barbara Spears says:

    I was very excited when I saw a small shop at the car park end of Holland Walk come up for let as I had been looking for a while for somewhere with good footfall to open Zero Waste farm type shop. I enquired next door about business rates and was told it was £1000 a month (without rent!). That’s impossible for a shop to survive so I didn’t bother and have put my dream on hold.

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