I am a small business proprietor and I was cold called this week by a company offering their services to apply on my behalf to the finance department of the ERYC to register for zero business rates.
The threshold has risen from £6,000 to £12,000 as of this April and I am already registered.
These opportunist sharks are lifting the leg of the hard-working self-employed and there is absolutely no requirement to use anybody to apply for zero rating.
The council provides a free check of entitlement to businesses and there is no charge for the application process.
All that is required is to contact the Business Rates Section on 01482 394748 or email firstname.lastname@example.org.
Cllr David Robson