Refuse Collections

We have now collected the outstanding waste from all areas except half of Read and Simonstone. These areas will be collected this Friday and it will be blue week for recycling.

Autumn Statement 2013

On 5 December 2013 the Chancellor announced a package of Business Rates measures:

  • The increase in the small business rate multiplier will be capped at 2% in 2014/15 instead of the Retail Price Index increase of 3.2%
  • The doubling of Small Business Rate Relief will be extended for a further 12 months until 31 March 2015
  • Ratepayers receiving Small Business Rate Relief that take on an additional property, which would currently disqualify them from receiving relief will continue to receive their existing relief for 12 months
  • A new £1000 discount for retail shops, pubs and restaurants with a rateable value below £50,000 for up to two years, subject to state aid limits from 1 April 2014
  • 50% relief for 18 months for businesses that move into retail premises between 1/4/2014 - 31/3/2016 that has been empty for over a year
  • Ratepayers will be allowed to elect to pay their bills over 12 installments instead of 10.

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