Business rate relief schemes - Local newspaper relief

From 1 April 2017 the Government is providing funding to local authorities so that they can provide a discount worth £1,500 in year 2017/18 and 2018/19 for office space occupied by local newspapers.

This is a temporary measure to support local newspapers adapt to technological changes within the industry. The relief is only for local newspapers and will be delivered through local authority discretionary powers (under section 47(3) of the Local Government Finance Act. 

The award of this discount is considered to amount to state aid. 

Please note that this relief will finish at the end of the 2018/19 financial year.

Who can apply for this relief?

The relief applies to;

  • local newspapers only
  • The property must be occupied by a local newspaper and used wholly or mainly as offices for journalists and reporters
  • Only one discount is available per newspaper title and per property

How to apply for this discount?

To apply, please write to the Business Rates Unit at Queen's Buildings, Potter Street, Worksop, Notts. S80 2AH or e-mail us at customer.services@bassetlaw.gov.uk giving full details of why your business should be considered for this local discount. Please confirm if your business receives any form of state aid and the amount granted. Please state what your premises are used for and the title of your newspaper.

For the discount to be granted, the Council must make a decision within 6 months of the end of the financial year.

 

 


Last Updated on Monday, August 13, 2018

From 1 April 2017 the Government is providing funding to local authorities so that they can provide a discount worth £1,500 in year 2017/18 and 2018/19 for office space occupied by local newspapers.

This is a temporary measure to support local newspapers adapt to technological changes within the industry. The relief is only for local newspapers and will be delivered through local authority discretionary powers (under section 47(3) of the Local Government Finance Act. 

The award of this discount is considered to amount to state aid. 

Please note that this relief will finish at the end of the 2018/19 financial year.

Who can apply for this relief?

The relief applies to;

  • local newspapers only
  • The property must be occupied by a local newspaper and used wholly or mainly as offices for journalists and reporters
  • Only one discount is available per newspaper title and per property

How to apply for this discount?

To apply, please write to the Business Rates Unit at Queen's Buildings, Potter Street, Worksop, Notts. S80 2AH or e-mail us at customer.services@bassetlaw.gov.uk giving full details of why your business should be considered for this local discount. Please confirm if your business receives any form of state aid and the amount granted. Please state what your premises are used for and the title of your newspaper.

For the discount to be granted, the Council must make a decision within 6 months of the end of the financial year.


Last Updated on Monday, August 13, 2018