Finance

By Mark Whitehead | July 24, 2017

Councils hit out at 'shambolic' delays in business rates relief

Councils hit out at 'shambolic' delays in business rates relief

Councils have hit back at claims over 'shambolic' delays in handing out Government cash to help small firms cope with business rate rises.

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