Monmouth and District Chamber of Trade and Commerce

New consultation on Small Business Rate Relief 2018-19 onwards

David Cummings, Chairman of Monmouth and District Chamber of Commerce (MDCTC) commented:

"The consultation document (see below) from the Welsh Government on a new scheme for Small Business Rate Relief (SBRR) was issued on 21st July 2017 with a twelve week consultation period. MDCTC will continue to work closely with Monmouthshire County Council (MCC) during the consultation process to come up with an appropriate response and a meeting is being planned for early September with the other business organisations in Monmouthshire to discuss the document . MDCTC and MCC will be comparing the suggestions made in the consultation document with the current SBRR systems in operation in England and Scotland. MDCTC is also in touch with business organisations in Brecon, Conwy, Cowbridge, Fishguard and Lampeter so that a pan Wales balanced view can be made on this new permanent system for SBRR for 2018/19 onwards, but one that includes the special issues affecting the businesses of Monmouth. In a letter to me of 11th July from Minister Mark Drakeford on the consultation, he indicated that although the new SBRR system would be permanent, the Welsh Government intends to keep the support they provide under review so they can be responsive to changing business needs."

Please click here to open/download the consultation document.