Business Rate Relief received an email last week from a Portsmouth City Councillor about the take up of the Relief in the Portsmouth area.
It turns out that the take up in the area was quite low. This prompted the council to start getting in touch with local businesses and making them aware of the scheme. This is a huge step forward. Anything councils do to make small businesses aware of the money they could be claiming back will help them significantly.
It’s not just Portsmouth however. Birmingham and Sutton have also followed suit. Click Here for a Parliament transcript about the Rate Relief Scheme.
More councils should take note of these great examples and help small businesses with their rates.