Monday, 31 March 2014

Business rate relief for charities and foodbanks

Various Conservative councillors and hangers-on appear to be getting very hot under the collar about changes to the discretionary rate relief policy in Cornwall which mean that worthy organisations like charities, foodbanks and tourist information centres are being charged rates.

What they seem to forget is that the new policy was put in place during the short time that Cllr Fiona Ferguson (now Tory Group Leader) was in charge of this subject as a member of the cabinet in 2012/13.

As ever, the Conservatives are bleating, but they aren't making any proposals for what they would do instead.

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