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Residents urged to give holiday let views

The Islands' Partnership has urged holiday let owners to respond to a Government consultation closing on Wednesday.

The Ministry of Housing, Communities and Local Government is seeking views on their proposed changes to the council tax and business rates treatment of self-catering accommodation in England.

The proposal considers options to strengthen the criteria for holiday lets to be liable for business rates, therefore potentially at a financial advantage due to avoiding Council Tax liability and accessing the Small Business Rate Relief scheme.

Such measures could help to ensure that only owners of properties that are genuine businesses are liable for business rates, rather than council tax.

Further details on the consultation are available here.

The closing time for responses is 11.59pm on January 16th and they can be emailed to Any general views on the subject can also be sent to the IP.

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