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Targeted Relief to Support Somerset Businesses

SOMERSET Regional Council has extended its coronavirus assistance package to assist more than 180 businesses in the region.

Published: 14th May 2020

SOMERSET Regional Council has extended its coronavirus assistance package to assist more than 180 businesses in the region.

The latest announcement will result in Council waiving all business inspection levies for the 2019/2020 financial year.

Somerset Mayor Graeme Lehmann said the latest announcement would reduce the burden on local business while keeping the economy moving in the right direction.

“Under the package, Council is waiving and in many cases refunding businesses any inspection levies which covers cafes, restaurants, supermarkets, care facilities providing food, intensive poultry farms, extractive industries and kennels,” Cr Lehmann said.

“This is a common-sense approach that will to support many sectors significantly impacted by the coronavirus pandemic.

“While there appears to be light on the horizon with the lifting of restrictions, the reality is we know our community is hurting and this is just another way Council can offer some relief.”

Council also resolved to provide a 25 per cent class concession rebate to business owners in rates category 37 due to particular impacts of Coronavirus on that category.

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