Thurrock Council announce scheme to help local businesses


DESIGNED to help businesses who have suffered increases in rate liability following revaluation, the scheme will assist local businesses who have been worst affected.

The most recent revaluation came into effect in England and Wales on 1 April resulting in some businesses bills increasing whilst others decreased.

The launch of the scheme follows last year’s government announcement to make a discretionary fund of £300m available for businesses across the country. As part of these plans, Thurrock has been awarded £632,000 funding for the next four years for eligible businesses.

The funding will be allocated accordingly; £368,000 for 2017/18, £170,000 for 2018/19, £74,000 for 2019/20 and £11,000 for 2020/21.

The relief scheme will be awarded using criteria which can be found at

Applications for the discretionary scheme close on 5 March 2018.

2 Responses to "Thurrock Council announce scheme to help local businesses"

  1. thurrocksgonedownhill   February 22, 2018 at 7:06 pm

    This is just lip service. Someone please tell the Government and the Council rates are far to high and this is exactly why we are losing our High Streets and businesses.

  2. Catching the Bus   February 23, 2018 at 12:19 pm

    I agree with you thurrocksgonedownhill and also Rents/Leases.
    It does also not help that a few corporations own all the units and lease them out with 5 year upwards only rent reviews.
    It is killing the retail industry.
    too few property businesses control the too many of the vacant units
    I feel sorry for the UK’s retail entrepreneurs.
    we have become a rent seeking society.

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