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Rate bills for Tewkesbury businesses is a sight for sore eyes

Written by: Bobby Wildgoose | Posted 27 April 2020 16:40

Rate bills for Tewkesbury businesses is a sight for sore eyes

Eligible businesses in Tewkesbury borough have received ‘nil’ business rates bills this week as a result of an expanded package of business support from the government.  

The Expanded Retail Discount has been awarded to 444 eligible businesses across Tewkesbury Borough, the total discount applied so far is just over £9.5 million, this support means they will not be required to pay business rates throughout 2020/21. 

The package has ensured that nursery premises are included, currently 13 have been identified in the borough receiving discounts to the sum of £100,246. 

The council is encouraging business owners to get in touch to find out if they are eligible for help.  

Councillor Rob Bird, leader of Tewkesbury Borough Council said: “We want to ensure that all businesses can access the help they are entitled to as soon as possible, to give them some stability during this uncertain time. 

“Additionally, the Tewkesbury Growth Hub team are on hand to help, giving free advice and information on the latest business support packages available. 

“They are also running webinars and other sessions that will provide practical and valuable guidance advice.”

Find out more at Tewkesbury Borough Council website.

We are also providing free support and advice through the hub, including a range a of webinar advice sessions, for more info email: or telephone: 01684 272073.