Covid 19 - Business Rate Relief

24 March 2020

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With homeworking now prevalent in many industries I write to recommend you contact your local authority, preferably in writing, notifying them of the date from which you vacated your building in order to undertake safe homeworking.

From the date the building becomes vacant you will enjoy exemption from empty property rate : 3 months for offices and shops and 6 months for factories and warehouses.

When contacting the local authority please quote your rate account number.

Should you have any questions or require any business rates advice please contact my colleague Charlie Dyer: charlie.dyer@coark.com or 02920 346 310.

Kind regards

Andrew West

Director – Business Rates

Cooke & Arkwright have been providing Newport City Council with rating advice for over 20 years. Andrew, Jane and Huw provide a personal and professional service and have an excellent knowledge of the Council’s assets which has enabled the Council to achieve substantial rate savings. A useful service offered is the status report which provides us with a snapshot of what appeals have been made and appeals outstanding throughout the life of the List. I would recommend Cooke & Arkwright Rating Services to any company wishing to procure up-to-date and professional rating advice.

Eirian Jones, Estates Team Leader, Newport Norse