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Affordable Somerset Small Business Rates Confirmed

A STATE Government report comparing local government rates for light commercial categories has shown Somerset’s strong support for small business.

Published: 29th April 2020

A STATE Government report comparing local government rates for light commercial categories has shown Somerset’s strong support for small business.

The comparative general rates report released on 17 April 2020 shows Somerset Regional Councils rate charges for small business is favourable compared to neighbouring local governments.

Somerset Mayor Graeme Lehmann said the report further highlighted council’s commitment to supporting small business.

“The Department of Local Government report allows for a comparison of Somerset’s category four small business rate against similar categories in neighbouring councils and this has revealed some clear facts about our rates,” Cr Lehmann said.

“The fact is that the stark difference between Somerset and our neighbours for small business rates on valuations is somewhere between 22% and 190%.”

“We are strong supporters of small business and campaigns that support local and always have been and this report backs it up.

“We understand how tough it is for small businesses at the moment and believe that there is no better environment for small business in South East Queensland than Somerset.”

The full report is available at http://www.dlgrma.qld.gov.au/resources/publication/local-government/lg-comparative-18-19/lg-comparative-18-19-7-2019-20-gen-rate-&-2018-19-gen-rate.xlsx.

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