Friday, 24 September 2021

Shopkeeper let off £1,200 in unpaid rates

A SHOPKEEPER has won her battle over £1,200 in unpaid business rates.

Georgina Henderson, who runs Foam Fashion in Hart Street, Henley, claimed she should not have to pay full rates as building work outside her store was affecting her trade.

Last week, the Henley Standard reported that South Oxfordshire District Council had been granted a liability order to pursue Ms Henderson for £1,202 in unpaid business rates from earlier this year as well as £120 in court costs.

However, Ms Henderson has now been told by the Valuation Office Agency that she is eligible for a retrospective reduction in rates, which she hopes will cover the outstanding amount.

Her rates have been reduced from £13,000 to £10,000 for the period from February last year, when the work started, to September when it is scheduled to end.

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