Here you will find information about business rates, payments and any reductions you may qualify for.
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The Government has announced the intention to increase the Business Rates retail discount in England to 100% for the 2020-21 tax year for properties below £51,000 rateable value.
All retail/hospitality/leisure businesses in England will get a 100% retail rates relief discount for the next 12 months.
Termination of Hexham Business Improvement District (BID) Arrangements
On the 13th August 2018, Northumberland County Council (NCC) received notification from the Board of Hexham BID Limited, of their request to formally terminate the BID Arrangements. This was in the form of 28 days’ notice, as required by the BID Regulations.
We consider that all necessary consultation has taken place to enable us to accept the principle of termination of the BID Arrangements. The notice period ended on the 10th September 2018.
Council Officers, taking such professional advice as required, will now ensure that Northumberland County Council fulfils its obligations under the BID Regulations. This will include communication to levy payers, particularly in relation to any refund due. The Board of Hexham BID has assured us that they will also carry out their duties and responsibilities in accordance with Company Law.
Any assessment as to refunds that may be due will need to be made once:
BID Company accounts are finalised
The Company has ceased to trade and been wound-up to the satisfaction of the Council
The BID Revenue Account can be finally reconciled with all levy funds due to (or back to) it have been accounted for.
Once the above are completed, we will be in touch to inform how any refund process will be conducted.
If you are in financial difficulty
If you are having difficulty meeting your business rates payments, please contact us immediately as you may be entitled to one of a range of reliefs available. Do not wait for recovery action to begin.
To appeal, you should put your details in writing to:
Check & Challenge Service
PO Box 1827
Telephone: 03000 501 501
If your business is moving into the area covered by Northumberland County Council, please complete the form below to register your details with us.
Unfortunately we cannot notify your previous Council about your business move - it is your responsibility to let them know you have moved out of their area.
The form below enables you to notify the council of a business move out of the area. If your business is moving within the area, please also complete a separate form for your new address.
Please answer all mandatory questions.
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