Council warning over business rates

Council warning over business rates

Council warning over business rates

First published in North Essex

SHOPKEEPERS in Tendring are being warned not to pay out unnecessary cash.

Tendring Council said companies are contacting people about their business rates and offering to get them reductions for a fee.

But it said no one needs to pay a firm to make any arrangements – they just need to contact council if they want to discuss their bill.

The council said it has recently received a number of calls from ratepayers who have been contacted by a company which has led to some paying an unnecessary bill of £399.

Paul Honeywood, cabinet member for benefits and revenues, said: “If anyone is contacted by one of these companies and offered this service for a fee I suggest they contact us first before doing anything else."

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