We call on the National Assembly to urge the Welsh Government to provide support for independent traders in our towns by extending the small Business Relief Scheme to a greater number of businesses.
We would like to see a scheme that is similar to the one operating in Scotland where commercial properties with a rateable value of up to £18,000 get relief of between 25% and 100% on a sliding scale.
We believe that the Welsh Government’s decision to postpone the revaluation of businesses from 2015 to 2017 does not allow the impact of the economic downturn in the High Street to be reflected in the business rates.
Petition raised by: Keith Davies
Date petition first considered by Committee: 4 June 2013
Number of signatures: 12
Business type: Petition
Reason considered: Assembly Business;
Status: For consideration
First published: 03/06/2013