Betting shops and takeways to miss out on business rate relief

Betting shops and takeways to miss out on business rate relief

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Hannah Crouch

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Betting shops and takeways to miss out on business rate relief

Bettings shops, payday loan companies and takeaways are amongst a handful of businesses who will not receive retail rate relief or reoccupation relief as part of a campaign to boost Slough High Street. 

In December 2013, the Government revealed it would give local authorities the power to provide business rate discounts of up to £1,000 to retailers, however at Monday's cabinet meeting, the Slough Borough Council wanted to ban certain companies. 

Councillors concluded that they did not want to encourage any more to open and believed that tax discount would simply provide an incentive. 

Plans to provide council tax discounts of up to three months for residents and business were also approved by the cabinet.

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