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We have been made aware that some business are receiving emails from rating agents offering a free assessment to see if you have been overcharged business rates due to  the 2017 revaluation. Ratepayers do not have to be represented in these discussions regarding their rateable value of their rates bill which can be done directly with the Valuation Office Agency or by contacting the business rates office. 

If you do decide to employ a rates adviser then you should check they have the necessary knowledge and expertise as well as appropriate indemnity insurance.

Business Improvement District

Information and Link to Welwyn Garden City Town Centre BID

Business Improvement District (BID)

A Business Improvement District is a defined area in which a levy is charged on all business rate payers in addition to the business rates bill. This levy is used to develop projects which will benefit businesses in the local area.

There is no limit on what projects or services can be provided through a Business Improvement District. The only requirement is that it should be something that is in addition to services provided by local authorities. Improvements may include, but are not limited to, extra safety/security, cleansing and environmental measures.

We are committed to encouraging and supporting BIDs and there is currently one BID in the Welwyn Hatfield Borough Council area

Welwyn Garden City Town Centre BID  

The Welwyn Garden City Town Centre BID was approved by ballot on 28 October 2016. To find out more about the Welwyn Garden City BID, visit the http://www.welwyngarden.co.uk/bid website.

 

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