Support on hand to help businesses

Support is being offered to help businesses
Support is being offered to help businesses

Businesses are being reminded that support is available to help cut their business rate bills.

Discounts are available from Calderdale Council to local businesses who qualify. There are several types of discount and the council is urging businesses to get in touch to see if they are eligible.

Cabinet Member for Communities, Coun Marcus Thompson, said: “Times are tough and we know how important every saving is, so we want to give local businesses a helping hand.

“We are offering a range of support that could reduce their rates bills. But the discounts aren’t granted automatically – eligible businesses need to apply to the council. We urge you to get in touch if you think you qualify.

“We want to make sure businesses can survive and thrive in Calderdale.”

The discounts available include retail relief, reoccupation relief and new build empty property exemption.

For more information, to find out if your business is eligible for rates relief, or to apply for a discount, visit the council website www.calderdale.gov.uk or email business.rates@calderdale.gov.uk or call 01422 393699.