Consultation outcome

The case for a business rates relief for local newspapers

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The case for a business rates relief for local newspapers

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Detail of outcome

The government has consulted on the case for a business rates relief to support local newspapers in England as they adapt to new technology and changing circumstances. This response sets out the government’s analysis of the consultation responses.

Government wants to ensure local newspapers occupying property in their local areas are on a sustainable footing. The government has concluded following this consultation that a relief on their business rates bills could help support them.

The document also includes guidance (at annex A) which is intended to support local authorities in administering the business rate relief for local newspaper.

This is a joint response by the Department for Culture Media and Sport and the Department for Communities and Local Government.

Original consultation

Summary

This consultation asks for views on the case for introduction of a business rates relief for local newspapers in England

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Consultation description

The government is consulting on the case for a business rates relief to support local newspapers in England as they adapt to new technology and changing circumstances. The government wants to understand better the challenges currently faced by local newspapers occupying property in their local areas and whether a relief on their business rates bills could help support them. This is a joint consultation by the Department for Culture Media and Sport and the Department for Communities and Local Government.

Published 8 July 2015
Last updated 2 December 2016 + full page history
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