issues business rates 'cold calling' warning to Burnham firms
in the Burnham-On-Sea and Highbridge area have this week been
warned to be aware of cold callers offering reductions to Business
District Council says several local companies have been 'cold
called' by firms claiming to offer substantial reductions in Business
Rates payments in return for a payment.
is important business owners check out the credentials of anyone
visiting their property and are fully aware of the implications
of signing any agreements," council spokeswoman Claire Faun
should be no requirement to pay monies up front."
added that any businesses who have queries about their Rateable
Value should contact the Valuation Office, who are responsible
for the assessment of rateable values for local businesses.
added: "Businesses can make an appeal direct to the Valuation
Office without going through a third party."
process is straightforward and the Valuation Office staff will
assist any business owners directly."
ratepayer with a query about the rateable value assessed, reliefs
or exemptions, or changes of occupier or to the premises, can
contact the Revenues Team at the council on 0845 408 2540 or 01278
435435 or by email at firstname.lastname@example.org.