District councillors have supported a scheme that will see over one thousand Mid Sussex businesses receive a reduction of around £1000
in their business rates next year.
On Tuesday March 3, Mid Sussex District Council’s Scrutiny Committee for Planning and Economic Development supported rolling out a new Government scheme to support small businesses.
This will benefit many businesses with a rateable value of £50,000 or
less which have visiting members of the public, for example shops, restaurants and cafés.
The Government funded scheme is for a two year period to help boost the local economy and support small businesses which provide services for the public.
The District Council has published details of the types of businesses that will benefit and how the scheme will be administered.
These will be formally agreed by Council on March 26.
Councillor Gary Marsh, cabinet member for Economic Development said: “We are delighted to support this new scheme, which will provide much needed relief to over a thousand Mid Sussex businesses.
“These businesses are the lifeblood of our district, providing essential services to residents and visitors and boosting the economy and prosperity of Mid Sussex.”